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About Giles Parkinson

Giles Parkinson is the founding editor of RenewEconomy.com.au, an Australian-based website that provides news and analysis on cleantech, carbon, and climate issues. Giles is based in Sydney and is watching the (slow, but quickening) transformation of Australia's energy grid with great interest.



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Windlab Lands PPA For Wind, Solar, & Storage Project

October 11th, 2017 | by Giles Parkinson

The newly listed Australian renewable energy developer Windlab has secured a landmark power purchase agreement (PPA) for what will be the country’s first grid-connected large scale hybrid project combining wind, solar and battery storage.


Rooftop Solar & Storage – Cheaper Than Subsidising Old Coal

October 9th, 2017 | by Giles Parkinson

Leading energy analyst Bruce Mountain says if governments were serious about lowering electricity prices for consumers, they would focus more on supporting rooftop solar and battery storage than seeking to subsidise ageing coal-fired power generators like Liddell



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