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Giles Parkinson

RenewEconomy editor

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Chris Uhlmann joins Barnaby in blaming wind energy for SA’s blackout. They are dead wrong.

September 29, 2016 40 Comments

Uhlmann has publicly blamed wind energy for the recent blackout in South Australia.

How <em>The Australian</em> got it hopelessly wrong on wind energy

How The Australian got it hopelessly wrong on wind energy

July 22, 2016 11 Comments

The Australian got its facts wrong on wind energy in South Australia. Investments in wind have brought costs down.

Did Tesla just kill the petrol car?

April 6, 2016 9 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?

February 3, 2016 7 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?

September 29, 2015 10 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

May 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

May 13, 2015 9 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

April 24, 2015 11 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)

April 8, 2015 12 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

December 9, 2014 21 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.