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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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Eden Project: Marrying science and MONA's art in Hobart

Eden Project: Marrying science and MONA’s art in Hobart

Co-founder of Eden Project wants to bring the concept to Hobart, in co-operation with MONA art gallery and Australia’s science community.

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Battery storage: Decision on crucial rule change delayed again

Battery storage: Decision on crucial rule change delayed again

A crucial decision on a rule change that could have a critical impact on the future of battery storage in Australia has been delayed again by AEMC.

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ANU: Wind, solar and hydro grid cheapest option for Australia

ANU: Wind, solar and hydro grid cheapest option for Australia

New study by ANU suggested a 100% renewable energy grid, with 90% of electricity coming from wind and solar, will be cheaper than a coal or gas-fired system in Australia.

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Blackouts: How market operator BoM-ed out on weather forecasts

Blackouts: How market operator BoM-ed out on weather forecasts

AEMO’s use of private weather forecasters, and not Bureau of Meteorology, likely contributed to SA’s recent weather-related blackouts.

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ERM, Alinta RET shortfall equal to output of 9 big solar farms

ERM, Alinta RET shortfall equal to output of 9 big solar farms

ERM and Alinta top list of retailers failing to meet RET obligations in 2016. Their combined shortfall could have supported nine 100MW solar farms in NSW.

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Shorten attacks Coalition for energy "vandalism", affirms 50% target

Shorten attacks Coalition for energy “vandalism”, affirms 50% target

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has accused the Coalition government of policy vandalism on energy, and committed to an emissions intensity scheme that he insists will deliver Labor’s target of 50 per cent renewables in the country’s electricity system by 2030. In a landmark speech at the Bloomberg headquarters in Sydney on Thursday, Shorten said Australia should […]

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BYD seeks 25% share of Australia battery storage market

BYD seeks 25% share of Australia battery storage market

China’s biggest EV and energy storage company targeting 25% share of Australian battery market, with new B-Box product range.

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Carnegie eyes 100MW wave farm in Albany if Labor wins W.A. poll

Carnegie eyes 100MW wave farm in Albany if Labor wins W.A. poll

Carnegie says it will consider a wave farm – eventually up to 100MW – off the coast of Albany if Labor wins power and delivers funding promise.

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China’s BYD launches new battery storage products in Australian market

China’s BYD launches new battery storage products in Australian market

China EV and energy storage giant BYD unveils new line of modular battery systems, targeting Australian households and businesses.

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CSIRO says Australia can get to 100 per cent renewable energy

CSIRO says Australia can get to 100 per cent renewable energy

CSIRO says no technical barriers to 100% renewables, and levels of up to 30% should be considered “trivial” as other energy experts reject conservative attachment to “baseload” fossil fuels.

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Frydenberg on blackouts: No mention of failing network, gas, software

Frydenberg on blackouts: No mention of failing network, gas, software

Frydenberg blames blackouts on wind and solar, and attributes no blame to network faults, storms, dud software or failing gas plants.