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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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Queenslanders blame something they don't have - renewables - for rising energy bills

Queenslanders blame something they don’t have – renewables – for rising energy bills

Queenslanders apparently blame renewables for price rises, even though they have any. But don’t get between a poll and a Murdoch campaign.

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Equis plans 1,000MW solar farm in heart of Queensland's gas country

Equis plans 1,000MW solar farm in heart of Queensland’s gas country

Equis to build 1000MW solar farm in heart of Qld coal and gas country, looking for more opportunities in NSW, South Australia.

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Penny drops for Turnbull: Consumers are being gouged on energy

Penny drops for Turnbull: Consumers are being gouged on energy

It may finally be dawning on the PM that it’s not wind and solar pushing up cost of electricity, but profiteering of incumbent utilities.

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Coal lobby hits peak denial on battery storage, renewables

Coal lobby hits peak denial on battery storage, renewables

Australia’s biggest coal miner and leading research organisation come up with ridiculous claims on battery storage in attempts to justify new coal plants and CCS.

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World has already used nature's budget for year, and Australia is worst offender

World has already used nature’s budget for year, and Australia is worst offender

World needs 1.7 Earths to continue as it is. If everyone lived like Australians, we’d need 5.2 Earths.

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10% Model 3 orders cancelled, but numbers jump since launch

10% Model 3 orders cancelled, but numbers jump since launch

Tesla puts net orders for Model 3 at 455,000+, as Musk and other employees become first to have solar roof installed at homes.

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S.A. could dump gas plans if batteries, demand response deliver

S.A. could dump gas plans if batteries, demand response deliver

South Australia has given itself the option to cancel installation of permanent government-owned gas generators. The huge response to ARENA’s demand response EOI, and new storage projects, make it hard to see why new plant is needed once next two summers negotiated.

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Australia urged to go hard, save big, on EVs and vehicle emissions

Australia urged to go hard, save big, on EVs and vehicle emissions

ClimateWorks urges Australia to go further and quicker on vehicle emissions standards, because the cost savings and health benefits to consumers will be even greater, while AGL says EVs can help transition to a decarbonised grid.

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Trump succeeds where Abbott failed and kills renewables R&D

Trump succeeds where Abbott failed and kills renewables R&D

Donald Trump has achieved something that Tony Abbott tried and failed to do – the complete elimination of an agency funding clean energy research.

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Welfare lobby's misguided and self-defeating attack on solar

Welfare lobby’s misguided and self-defeating attack on solar

Welfare lobby is right to rail against Australia’s ridiculous electricity prices, but echoing fossil fuel talking points against solar and other new technologies is self defeating.

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GE wins South Australia tender for back-up generators

GE wins South Australia tender for back-up generators

GE wins tender for back-up generator, and will install mobile units using diesel this summer, before turning them into longer-term gas-fired units.