Since its launch in early 2012, has emerged as Australia’s best informed and most read web-site focusing on clean energy news and analysis, as well as climate policy.

It is read widely among the industry and policy-makers, and others with a strong interest in the transition to a low carbon economy. Over the last 12 months, it boasted unique page views of more than 13 million, and enjoyed average monthly unique visitors of more than 350,000.

Across its stable of web-sites, including the new and fast-growing EV-focused The Driven, and One Step Off The Grid, annual page views are running at nearly 20 million and an audience of more than half a million unique visitors.

solar-wind-150x150The daily – and free – newsletter is received by more than 17,700 people, mostly in industry, with an excellent open rate of 38 per cent.

But the web-site’s overall readership is much broader, and averages more than 320,000 unique visitors each month.

There seems little doubt that the Australian economy – indeed the world’s – is undergoing an exciting and rapid transformation into an economy powered by cleaner, cheaper and more reliable energy.

Like all revolutions, this has its hurdles – from incumbents, ideological opponents and politics. But this revolution will be driven by changes in technology, changes in economic and the need to act on climate change, energy security and resource scarcity.

How this unfolds, and at what cost or benefit, is impossible to forecast. But it’s going to be fascinating to watch, to report on, and to analyse.

That’s the goal of this website – to discuss the ideas, analyse the trends, the new technologies and the policies that will drive this transformation. And it’s the goal of our sister websites, the EV-Focused The Driven, and, because of the opportunities and choices afforded consumers by solar, household battery storage, and other technologies.

Giles Parkinson

We also produce three regular podcasts, Energy Insiders and Solar Insiders and The Driven podcast, which includes interviews with ministers, corporate leaders and others doing interesting things, along with news and analysis.

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