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The Parkinson Report

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    AGL Energy calls for renewables target to be scrapped completely

    AGL Energy calls for renewables target to be scrapped completely

    AGL Energy – once the ‘greenest’ retailer in the country and now the largest producer of coal-fired energy – has called for the renewable energy target to be scrapped altogether.

  • 20
    Renewable energy target about to get an Abbott-style haircut

    Renewable energy target about to get an Abbott-style haircut

    Only in Australia can a government proposal to slash the renewable energy target by more than half be proclaimed by the “experts” as a “victory” for the moderates. Such is the toxic nature of this government’s antipathy to all things clean and green, and wind farms in particular. Welcome to Team Australia. Open to vested interests.

  • 8
    Wind power is more reliable than gas – and much cheaper, too

    Wind power is more reliable than gas – and much cheaper, too

    As Australia’s dance of the seven RET Reviews continues, it seems like a good time to revisit one of the more persistent anti-renewables myths bandied about by fossil fuel types (and most of the Abbott government): that that renewable energy is unreliable in meeting electricity demand.

  • 10
    Was the Warburton Review a complete waste of money?

    Was the Warburton Review a complete waste of money?

    RET Review member paid enough for a 20kW solar system, as PM&C concedes Warburton Review went beyond terms of reference. This comes as the Climate Change Authority, which the Abbott government says it still wants to ditch, says it will complete its own report on the RET.

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     Could a Tesla test drive cure Abbott government’s deep denial?

    Could a Tesla test drive cure Abbott government’s deep denial?

    A test drive in a Tesla – and a collective “Tesla smile” in the conservative ranks – might give the Abbott government an insight into the future. And how the confluence of renewables, storage and software will shape the future. It is not so scary, and not some part of a green plot or climate hoax designed to bring down their society.