Coalition government will be grateful that more wind and solar will be built in next few years, because they will help keep a cap on electricity prices.
Articles by David Leitch
In every State no more than 2 players account for more than 50% of generation market share. That doesn’t encourage competition and is pushing up prices.
Queenslanders would pay much less for power if the generation sector was split up. The use, or non-use, of the Wivenhoe pumped hydro storage facility illustrates why.
Coal dependent NSW, Queensland and Victoria facing biggest rises in electricity costs, possibly more than 20 per cent based on recent prices.
Existing gas generation in South Australia is expensive, inefficient, highly polluting, and controlled by just two market players. Battery storage is a smarter and cheaper option.
An in depth analysis of Australia’s energy challenge, and South Australia’s in particular. All existing models are out of date.
Wholesale power prices in coal and gas dependent Queensland average $480/MWh over the past week. No wonder everyone wants to build solar farms.
When the Prime Minister announces things, they have to be taken seriously. So Turnbull has certainly succeeded in producing Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD). Congratulations.
As 2017 kicks off, spot electricity prices are up 118% in Victoria, despite a sharp reduction in consumption. Plus, a reminder that predicting the future of the electricity market can be very hard.
Hearing Josh Frydenberg putting forward a call for coal that seems to echo the Abbott rhetoric of a few short years ago will do nothing for energy investment. It’s surprising that the political instinct is so poor.