Cannon-Brookes pulls plug on Fair Dinkum Power

Software billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has shuttered the company behind his campaign to make Australia a renewable energy superpower.The Atlassian co-founder applied to deregister Australian Fair Dinkum Power on November 27, almost exactly a year after he set it up in response to Prime Minister Scott Morrison referring to coal as “fair dinkum” power in comparison…

Cannon-Brookes pulls plug on Fair Dinkum Power

Software billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has shuttered the company behind his campaign to make Australia a renewable energy superpower.

The Atlassian co-founder applied to deregister Australian Fair Dinkum Power on November 27, almost exactly a year after he set it up in response to Prime Minister Scott Morrison referring to coal as “fair dinkum” power in comparison to solar or wind.

Over 90,000 people signed Fair Dinkum’s petition calling for Australia to be 100 per cent powered by renewables, and export as much again, however the company never undertook any business activity.

There had been speculation Mr Cannon-Brookes would launch a retail energy supplier under the Fair Dinkum banner.

He already backs a business which helps consumers finance solar panels and batteries, Brighte.

In September, Mr Cannon-Brookes said he would invest part of his personal wealth in an audacious $25 billion project to create the world’s biggest solar farm in the Northern Territory, its biggest power storage system, and a 3000-kilometre cable to export energy to Asia.

He was approached for comment about the shutdown of Fair Dinkum Power.

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