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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


Australian Greens’ New Policy Pushes For 20GW By 2020

October 6th, 2017 | by Giles Parkinson

The Australian Greens have unveiled a new policy that aims for 20GW of energy storage to be installed across the nation by 2030, providing incentives for storage at household and grid level, and try to move the energy debate beyond the limited scope of baseload vs renewables


“Base-Cost Renewables” Will See Wind & Solar Kill Coal

August 22nd, 2017 | by Giles Parkinson

Recently, Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicted that the cost of new wind and solar would soon beat the cost of refurbished coal plants. Now BNEF predicts that solar will beat the cost of existing, fully depreciated and unrefurbished coal plants by 2032. And wind will follow soon after



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