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Articles by Giles Parkinson

Giles Parkinson is a journalist of 30 years experience, a former Business Editor and Deputy Editor of the Financial Review, a columnist for The Bulletin magazine and The Australian, and the former editor of Climate Spectator.

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Northern Territory's $2 billion scare campaign against solar

Northern Territory’s $2 billion scare campaign against solar

Northern Territory’s conservative government and its state-owned power generator go to extraordinary lengths to demonise solar, claiming it will cost up to $2 billion to power Alice Springs with “solar only.” The numbers just don’t make sense.

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Can Kangaroo Island be powered by 100% renewable energy?

Can Kangaroo Island be powered by 100% renewable energy?

Institute of Sustainable Futures investigates prospects of powering iconic Kangaroo Island with wind, solar and storage. But it is a race against time.

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Australia's big energy switch: from coal and gas to wind and solar

Australia’s big energy switch: from coal and gas to wind and solar

Australia’s electricity mix to shift rapidly from coal and gas to wind and solar, predicts Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Households play a critical role, but the key to their scenario may be the success of the current renewable energy target.

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The anti-wind and anti-solar garbage fit to print in Murdoch media

The anti-wind and anti-solar garbage fit to print in Murdoch media

The Murdoch media is at it again, peddling stories that claim that wind and solar do not work, but which are riddled with outright errors and myth-making. What we will hear next? That the world is flat, that gravity is just a state of mind?

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Second Tasmania Basslink will need at least 1,000MW of new renewables

Second Tasmania Basslink will need at least 1,000MW of new renewables

Report into proposed second link from Tasmania makes clear it won’t work without another 1,000MW of new wind farms on Apple Isle.

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Australian households saving $1 billion a year from rooftop solar

Australian households saving $1 billion a year from rooftop solar

Households have invested more than $8 billion in rooftop solar in Australia, and are saving more than $1 billion a year off their electricity bills.

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Lord Howe Island to install solar, wind and storage to cut back diesel

Lord Howe Island to install solar, wind and storage to cut back diesel

World heritage listed Lord Howe Island has finally called for tenders for the installation of solar, wind and solar to reduce its reliance on expensive diesel generation by two thirds.

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ARENA says latest bids shows large scale solar costs falling quickly

ARENA says latest bids shows large scale solar costs falling quickly

ARENA says latest round of bids shows costs of large scale solar have fallen rapidly, and need much smaller grants.

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Tesla to create one-stop shop for solar, storage and electric cars

Tesla to create one-stop shop for solar, storage and electric cars

Tesla proposes merger with SolarCity, creating a one-stop shop for rooftop solar, battery storage and electric vehicles, and becoming first vertically integrated company offering complete suite of household and transport energy needs. But the deal has to get shareholder approval, and that may not be easy.

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The huge energy cross-subsidy Queensland consumers don't see

The huge energy cross-subsidy Queensland consumers don’t see

Qld govt pays $560m+ a year to subsidise regional energy consumers. Might be smarter and cheaper to build renewable microgrids.

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Byron Bay maps out a path to zero emissions by 2025

Byron Bay maps out a path to zero emissions by 2025

Byron Bay becomes first community to release emissions audit and to begin mapping out path to 100% renewable energy and zero emissions by 2025.