Using a technique mastered by conservative think tanks like the IPA, the Coalition’s efforts on energy policy are mostly an exercise in gathering misleading information and presenting it as proof of something, in this case that wind and solar don’t work.
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.
Electricity prices in NSW and Qld jump to nearly $13,000/MWh after gas plant fails, with coal-dependent Queensland to rely on rooftop solar and imports from NSW to meet heatwave demand.
Major fault on Victorian transmission cases network separation and power outages in South Australia grid, and conservatives blame wind and solar.
The divide on energy policy between left and right deepens over future of coal, and as Coalition and fossil fuel lobby target rooftop solar as a source of inequality. Let’s hope they not talking about higher fixed charges or penalties such as a solar or battery storage tax.
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L03, one of the world leaders in developing blockchain technology for the energy industry, says utilities are facing rapid change.
NSW renewables minister says solar households should be allowed to share and trade solar and be pinged only a minimal network “freight” fee.
AGL offers free 5kW solar system, or battery storage to neighbours of what could be biggest wind farm in Queensland.
A 300MW solar farm – which would be Australia’s biggest – planned near NSW town of Armidale, the heart of Barnaby Joyce country.