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. By July,  2018, it surpassed 33 million page views in total. It has a strong international readership because it also focuses on global trends.

solar-wind-150x150The daily newsletter is received by more than 16,000 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 starting the journey through one of the most dramatic transformations since the industrial revolution.

Like the first, this new energy-focused revolution will be led by changes in technology, this time driven by the need to act on climate change, energy security and resource scarcity. Much of the way the world does business – particularly in the multi-trillion dollar energy and transport sectors, but also in many other sectors – will change profoundly in the decades to come.

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 website,, because of the opportunities and choices afforded consumers by solar, household battery storage, and other technologies.

Giles Parkinson

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