Giles Parkinson

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02 08 2022 | 11:00

AEMO says firmed wind and solar cheapest reliable energy option by “country mile”

The Australian Energy Market Operator has again underlined its view that Australia’s energy future lies in “firmed renewables ” – wind and solar backed up by storage and new transmission – which it…

28 07 2022 | 20:52

Australia wind power hits record 7.1 gigawatts over weekend

Wind power set a new output record on Saturday evening, reaching 7,111MW – the first time it has been over 7,000MW – a welcome respite for most state grids from the growing pressures of costly fossil…

03 06 2022 | 13:39

Australia’s biggest coal plant can’t get enough coal, as fossil fuel disaster accelerates

The fossil fuel crisis affecting Australia’s energy markets took a new twist on Wednesday when Origin Energy, the owner of the country’s biggest coal generator, confirmed it could not source enough…

26 05 2022 | 10:27

Queensland utility signs deal for first EdF wind farm in Australia

Renew Economy: Queensland state owned utility CS Energy has signed an agreement that will seal the go-ahead of the first wind farm to be built in Australia by the renewables offshoot of French…

18 05 2022 | 18:47

Origin gets approval for 2,800MWh battery to replace Australia’s biggest coal plant

Origin Energy says it has received planning approval from the NSW government for the 2,800MWh big battery that will at least partially replace the Eraring power station it plans to close in 2025.…

28 04 2022 | 12:40

Sun Cable unveils staggering scale of world’s biggest solar and battery project

Sun Cable, the venture backed by billionaires Mike Cannon-Brookes and Andrew Forrest, has revealed the staggering scale of its proposed solar and battery project – the biggest of its type in the…

15 10 2020 | 10:43

Solar power is now “cheapest electricity in history”, says IEA.

The International Energy Agency has often been mocked for its poor assessment of the potential of solar power, both in terms of deployment and cost reductions, and it is still is. But now, even the…

15 09 2020 | 10:11

Spilled energy: Mining giant looks to take next step to 100% renewables.

Oz Minerals is one of the biggest mining companies in Australia, and it is now developing one of the most ambitious off-grid renewable energy projects in the world – how to power a $1 billion mining…