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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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Tesla Model X electric vehicle tows Qantas Dreamliner jet

Tesla Model X electric vehicle tows Qantas Dreamliner jet

Tesla Model X tows a Qantas Dreamliner jet some 300 metres across the tarmac. Why? For publicity, of course, and because they could.

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Australia's biggest solar farm switches on in Port Augusta

Australia’s biggest solar farm switches on in Port Augusta

The 220MW Bungala solar farm – Australia’s largest – begins production, signalling a milestone for the transformation of Port Augusta into a renewable energy hub.

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Queensland's biggest solar farm connects to the grid

Queensland’s biggest solar farm connects to the grid

Clare solar farm begins production in north Queensland, while Hughenden solar farm also connected to the grid.

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Corporations to lead charge into wind, solar and storage

Nearly half Australian businesses considering wind, solar and storage, and one-third of them will make it major source of power. Could business take over from governments to lead push into renewables?

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First turbines from Silverton wind farm switched on

First turbines from Silverton wind farm switched on

Production begins from the first turbines at 200MW wind farm near Broken Hill.

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The rapidly disappearing subsidies for wind and solar in Australia

The rapidly disappearing subsidies for wind and solar in Australia

Energy markets are now showing negligible value for renewable energy certificates within 2 years. It gives lie to the nonsense and scare campaigns about the “crippling” cost of wind and solar.

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First Solar reaches financial close for Beryl solar farm in NSW

First Solar reaches financial close for Beryl solar farm in NSW

First Solar reach financial close for new 87MW Beryl solar farm in NSW.

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RES eyes 215MW battery storage with Twin Creek wind farm

RES eyes 215MW battery storage with Twin Creek wind farm

RES plans for new Twin Creek wind farm in South Australia could include up to 215MW of battery storage, the largest in Australia.

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Trimmed CEFC budget signals end of renewables boom

Trimmed CEFC budget signals end of renewables boom

Modest CEFC budget drawdown – after a stellar 2017/18 – is yet another sign that the investment boom in large scale wind and solar is coming to an end.

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South Australia's second big battery suffers another delay

South Australia’s second big battery suffers another delay

Delays in South Australia’s second big battery, and in Victoria projects, underline the remarkable achievement of building Tesla big battery in just 100 days.

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Infigen looks to add big battery to Lake Bonney wind farm

Infigen looks to add big battery to Lake Bonney wind farm

Infigen cites success of Tesla big battery in proposal for 25MW/52MWh battery addition to its Lake Bonney wind farm.