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The Parkinson Report

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    US solar giant quits Australia due to policy uncertainty

    US solar giant quits Australia due to policy uncertainty

    US solar giant Recurrent Energy is closing its Australian office because of policy uncertainty over renewables. It could be the start of a mass exodus of international players frustrated by the lack of action, Direct or otherwise, from the Abbott government.

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    Why Australian households are desperate for battery storage

    Why Australian households are desperate for battery storage

    Households are looking to get more value from rooftop solar systems, particularly as utilities are paying nothing for their output. New research shows that competitive pricing for solar and storage is closer than we think, paving the way for massive solar arrays and battery storage in the suburbs. But is that the best outcome?

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    Networks to defend grid by adding fees to solar, storage

    Networks to defend grid by adding fees to solar, storage

    Network operators still want to address the “death spiral” by penalising solar and battery storage with higher fees and tariffs. But they are doing nothing about the legacy costs of a super-sized and over-capitalised grid.

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    It's time for Tony Abbott to dump secret nuclear ambitions

    It’s time for Tony Abbott to dump secret nuclear ambitions

    Tony Abbott has surrounded himself with nuclear advocates. This explains his antipathy towards wind and solar, but as the French government, and Australian nuclear technology developer Silex are discovering – it’s a dead end. It’s time for Abbott to dump his unstated nuclear fantasies.

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    The full renewable energy catastrophe: $1 per home per week

    The full renewable energy catastrophe: $1 per home per week

    The fossil fuel lobby has played the joker in its pack. Even after assuming the improbable – that renewable costs would be double even conservative estimates – they conclude that the RET is costing households $1 a week. And that’s even before calculating the benefits.