ACT has confirmed its place as the go-to-capital for clean energy in Australia, announcing that 200MW of wind energy will be allocated through a reverse auction later this year. Uncertainty over RET could result in cheaper prices in auction.
Articles by Giles Parkinson
Giles Parkinson is a journalist of 30 years experience, a former Business Editor and Deputy Editor of the Financial Review, a columnist for The Bulletin magazine and The Australian, and the former editor of Climate Spectator.
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