About RenewEconomy

Since its launch in early 2012, RenewEconomy.com.au has emerged as Australia’s best informed, most respected most read web-site focusing on the green energy transition.

It is considered a must read by the industry and policy-makers, and others with a strong interest in the transition to a zero carbon economy. In calendar 2021, it boasted unique page views of more than 14.5 million, and enjoyed average monthly unique visitors of more than 500,000.

Across its stable of web-sites, including the fast-growing and EV-focused The Driven, and One Step Off The Grid, annual page views are running at more than 30 million and an audience of more than one million unique visitors.

The daily – and free – newsletter for RenewEconomy is received by more than 20,000 subscribers, 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 500,000 unique visitors each month.

RenewEconomy was founded and is owned and edited by Giles Parkinson, a former business editor and deputy editor with the Australian Financial Review, and before that AAP.

The goal of this website is to discuss the ideas, analyse the trends, the new technologies and the policies that will drive this transformation to a net zero economy.

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

The weekly Energy Insiders podcast has now exceeded two million plays.

RenewEconomy operates on an advertising revenue model, so please don’t be shy! You can find out more here.

Contributed articles are also invited. The website is open to comments from readers, but they will be moderated if they move beyond acceptable standards, or if they include links. We would like a conversation; no shouting, no abuse.

We hope you find RenewEconomy to be useful, informative and enjoyable. We’d love your feedback.

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