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The Parkinson Report

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    electricity

    Big energy retailers intensify attack on rooftop solar subsidies

    Big utilities such as Origin Energy and AGL Energy are maintaining their attack on subsidies for rooftop solar, joining forces with industry lobby groups to call for their removal – just as they prepare to roll out solar leasing schemes of their own.

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    The golden age of gas is over before it started

    The golden age of gas is over before it started

    The golden age of gas is already over – eaten by solar and wind and its own soaring costs. AEMO says gas-fired production could fall by two thirds over the next five years, as export parity prices it out of market and it is displace by renewables. The one bright spot might be the potential of gas to replace coal generation in a decade’s time.

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    Network operator sees no future for generators, retailers

    Network operator sees no future for generators, retailers

    Operator of one of Australia’s biggest networks says solar, battery storage and micro grids means the business models of centralised generators and retailers will be made redundant. In other words, no long term future for Origin, AGL or EnergyAustralia. The future is local, and that is bad news for coal, gas and nuclear.

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    Lima leaves Australia, Big Oil, with giant fossil fuel headache

    Lima leaves Australia, Big Oil, with giant fossil fuel headache

    The Australian government and big oil companies like ExxonMobil found they had a lot in common this past week. Both went to the Lima climate talks convinced that the demand for their fossil fuels will never waiver. Both now see political and economic shifts against their rusted on business models.

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    Lima strikes accord - ‘bare minimum’ for 2015 Paris climate deal

    Lima strikes accord – ‘bare minimum’ for 2015 Paris climate deal

    United Nations-sponsored climate talks in Lima have ended in agreement, but whether it sets the stage for a new treaty strong enough to compel sufficient collective action to address the threat of climate change remains an open question.