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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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Sonnen waives monthly fees for battery customers in new deal with installers

Sonnen waives monthly fees for battery customers in new deal with installers

Sonnen offers “free energy” for households using approved installers, and says it has 2,000 battery sales so far in 2017 and keen to play FCAS market.

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Stunning tipping points mean coal will never be great again

Stunning tipping points mean coal will never be great again

The global energy industry is experiencing two major tipping points for wind and solar that mean that coal will never be great again, no matter how much Conservative politicians and columnists may wish it to be so.

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Why the Tesla truck will turn freight industry upside down

Why the Tesla truck will turn freight industry upside down

Elon Musk prepares to unveil Tesla’s next big thing – the all electric truck. Analysts expect it to be the biggest thing in the trucking industry for decades, and will slash transport costs.

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More renewables, fewer coal outages could ease potential gas shortfall

More renewables, fewer coal outages could ease potential gas shortfall

AEMO sees the new build of renewable energy as critical to meet power supply shortfalls, noting in its latest report that more renewables will mean less need to burn gas for electricity. It also warns more gas will be needed if one of the country’s ageing coal generators fails.

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New rules create major road hump for wind and solar projects

New rules create major road hump for wind and solar projects

Construction boom in large-scale solar farms and wind projects in Australia hits major road hump, with “retrospective” rules imposed by market operator causing delays, and in some cases added costs and equipment changes.

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Australia wind energy's record day of production in August

Australia wind energy’s record day of production in August

Wind energy posts record output in August, with renewables delivering 25 per cent of all demand at the evening peak.

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Six things we learned: Death spirals and Tony Abbott's sense of timing

Six things we learned: Death spirals and Tony Abbott’s sense of timing

It seems there is no climate and clean energy myth conservatives and the Murdoch media won’t repeat. Just as well we have renewable energy and smart businesses.

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Tesla plans big battery party, still waiting on Victoria tender

Tesla plans big battery party, still waiting on Victoria tender

Tesla prepares to announce “big battery” milestone, as Musk drops in for a space conference and storage industry awaits results of Victoria tender.

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Whyalla's not a ghost town, it's the centre of a green industrial revolution

Whyalla’s not a ghost town, it’s the centre of a green industrial revolution

Garnaut says renewables will cut energy costs to Whyalla steelworks by at least a third, and outlines plans for large scale solar, rooftop solar and pumped hydro and battery storage.

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Whyalla steel owners buy into Zen solar and storage company

Whyalla steel owners buy into Zen solar and storage company

New owners of Whyalla Steelworks buy majority stake in Ross-Garnaut chaired solar and storage company Zen Energy, saying renewables will underpin the future of large industry – in direct contrast to the push for more coal by the federal government.

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Work begins on world's biggest solar tower and storage plant

Work begins on world’s biggest solar tower and storage plant

Work begins in Dubai on world’s largest solar tower with storage facility, featuring a 260m tower.