With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.
Articles by Dylan McConnell
While we don’t know whether Hazelwood will close yet, we do know that Australia could easily replace the energy, and it could make a substantial difference to our carbon emissions.
With Labor promising half of Australia’s electricity will come from renewables in 2030, and the Coalition quick to reject carbon pricing again, it seems electricity prices are set to be a key point of contention in an Australian federal election yet again.
The Victorian Essential Services Commission has proposed a reduction in the rate rooftop solar generators will receive for the electricity they supply to the grid.
Broadcaster Alan Jones said on Q&A that the cost of wind power far outstrips the cost of coal power. He admits he was wrong.
Are renewables pushing up the cost of electricity? That’s the claim made by Alan Moran in an opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review this week.
The RET has gone through a variety of iterations over its lifetime, but never has it been officially defined in terms in terms of a percentage target.
The RET review is due to be handed to the federal government any day now, yet there are still conflicts over the impacts it has over electricity costs.
According to the last RET review, $15/year is all Australian households would save if the national renewables scheme was scrapped. Is it worth it?