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Giles Parkinson

RenewEconomy editor

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Did Tesla just kill the petrol car?

Did Tesla just kill the petrol car?

Giles ParkinsonApr 6, 20169 Comments

Analysts have loudly declared the end of petrol-powered cars, following the announcement of Tesla's Model 3 electric car.

Was the renewable energy industry better off under Abbott?

Was the renewable energy industry better off under Abbott?

Giles ParkinsonFeb 3, 20167 Comments

At least under Tony Abbott the renewable sector knew where it stood. But what is going under Turnbull?

Does the VW scandal reveal the auto industry's biggest dirty secret?

Does the VW scandal reveal the auto industry's biggest dirty secret?

Giles ParkinsonSep 29, 201510 Comments

Why would VW go to all the trouble to deceive regulators unless it actually can't produce cleaner engines?

Dark cloud for solar in watered-down RET

Dark cloud for solar in watered-down RET

Giles ParkinsonMay 19, 2015

The good news is the Abbott government has finally agreed to a Renewable Energy Target. The bad news is it is nowhere near where it should be.

Budget losers: climate agencies up in smoke

Giles ParkinsonMay 13, 20159 Comments

Like true conservatives, the Coalition's leadership team thinks the best environmental strategy is to defund every climate science body but boost spending for a bunch of people to pick up litter.

Abbott blows his carbon budget in first Direct Action auction

Abbott blows his carbon budget in first Direct Action auction

Giles ParkinsonApr 24, 201511 Comments

With a quarter of its money spent in the first round, has the government's carbon policy failed straight out of the gate?

The winners and losers of Abbott's energy white paper (SPOILER: Tony likes coal)

The winners and losers of Abbott's energy white paper (SPOILER: Tony likes coal)

Giles ParkinsonApr 8, 201512 Comments

In many ways, the Coalition's energy white paper is a predictable piece of backward-looking falsehoods. But it does make some surprising concessions to a future of renewable energy.

France's plan to save the planet: keep Abbott away from climate talks

France's plan to save the planet: keep Abbott away from climate talks

Giles ParkinsonDec 9, 201421 Comments

France is trying to trying to avoid a repeat of the Copenhagen disaster by keeping heads of state away from the Paris climate talks. But it has also singled out Australian and Canada as likely roadblocks.

The coal-backed fossil fuel lover setting Australia's climate agenda

The coal-backed fossil fuel lover setting Australia's climate agenda

Giles ParkinsonDec 5, 201441 Comments

Trade Minister Andrew Robb, inexplicably travelling to Lima for climate talks, will have a friend at the conference -- Bjorn Lomborg, speaking at an event sponsored by big coal company Peabody Energy.

Fossil fuel's trillion-dollar incentive to rain on Lima climate conference parade

Fossil fuel's trillion-dollar incentive to rain on Lima climate conference parade

Giles ParkinsonDec 2, 20143 Comments

Climate talks are making progress in Peru (with one noted dissenting voice -- no points for guessing). But the fossil fuel industry has a trillion reasons to try to stop climate action.