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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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Australia corporate solar market ready to boom, says New Energy Solar

Australia corporate solar market ready to boom, says New Energy Solar

The head of what will be Australia’s largest listed specialist solar investment fund is looking to tap the booming corporate solar sector.

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BNEF: Turnbull's NEG akin to joining gym and not lifting weights

BNEF: Turnbull’s NEG akin to joining gym and not lifting weights

BNEF says NEG under current targets would achieve little, and be akin to finally signing up to a gym, and then refusing to lift any weights.

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Alinta dives back into coal with purchase of Loy Yang B

Alinta dives back into coal with purchase of Loy Yang B

Alinta dives back into coal, paying top dollar for Loy Yang B generator, suggesting it expects high prices and limp climate policies to continue.

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Is NEG just an elaborate plan to fund Turnbull's vanity project?

Is NEG just an elaborate plan to fund Turnbull’s vanity project?

Latest advice from Energy Security board makes it clear that on current policy settings the NEG will not reduce emissions, cut costs or invite new wind and solar investment. But there may be something else afoot – Malcolm Turnbull’s vanity project.

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Tesla big battery on track to be "energised" in coming days

Tesla big battery on track to be “energised” in coming days

Tesla big battery fully installed and on time in South Australia, and about to be “energised” and tested by regulators and market operators.

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Solar and storage peak bodies rebrand as Smart Energy Council

Solar and storage peak bodies rebrand as Smart Energy Council

Solar and storage bodies create Smart Energy Council to better reflect merger of solar, storage and smart software technologies.

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Coalition's NEG aims to engineer an early death for big solar

Coalition’s NEG aims to engineer an early death for big solar

So long solar. NEG design assumes no large-scale solar investments in Australia for at least eight years, despite recognition that large-scale renewables responsible for most bill reductions.

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ESB modeling confirms NEG designed to shut door on renewables

ESB modeling confirms NEG designed to shut door on renewables

New modelling confirms little if any new renewable energy investment will be made under the NEG. But it reveals that the big savings the Coalition is claiming from the NEG are driven almost entirely by the policy it sought to kill – the renewable energy target.

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LNP, One Nation would force Queensland energy prices up; Greens, ALP down

LNP, One Nation would force Queensland energy prices up; Greens, ALP down

New report says LNP and One Nation support for uneconomic coal fired power station would force prices up in Queensland, and add to system security risks.

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Darth Vader or not, the Tesla truck changes everything

Darth Vader or not, the Tesla truck changes everything

With the Tesla truck, Elon Musk has torn down the final frontiers of the campaign against the clean energy transition: cost. And it matters little whether Tesla itself can pull it off – it has already turned two trillion-dollar industries upside down.

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Frydenberg's solar defence: Bernardi has panels and didn't sign up to Paris

Frydenberg’s solar defence: Bernardi has panels and didn’t sign up to Paris

Frydenberg defends lack of solar panels, saying Cory Bernardi has them, and didn’t sign up for Paris climate target. Say what?