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Articles by Jack Gilding

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A fair price for rooftop solar, part 3: Are FiTs the best reward?

A fair price for rooftop solar, part 3: Are FiTs the best reward?

Feed-in tariffs are simplest and best known mechanism to support rooftop solar, but are there other ways to value distributed generation?

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A fair price for rooftop solar, part 2: Rewarding local generation

A fair price for rooftop solar, part 2: Rewarding local generation

How a change in electricity market rules could support rooftop solar owners and encourage a more cost effective electricity system.

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A fair price for rooftop solar? Try 10-18c/kWh

A fair price for rooftop solar? Try 10-18c/kWh

In the first of a three-part series, we explain what rooftop solar is really worth when all of its benefits are taken into account.

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Victoria solar FiT: A turning point in recognising value of solar

Victoria solar FiT: A turning point in recognising value of solar

The new Victorian feed-in tariff announced today marks an important turning point in the struggle for recognition of the real value of distributed renewable energy.

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Tasmania energy plan a missed opportunity for renewables

Tasmania energy plan a missed opportunity for renewables

The cost of meeting Tasmania’s energy shortfall with gas and diesel will be very high, but minister’s energy plan leaves us poorer and no wiser on energy security.

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How much new renewable energy does Tasmania need?

How much new renewable energy does Tasmania need?

Tasmanian government may soon claim that state’s electricity crisis is behind us. The facts, however, are rather less encouraging from all angles.

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Tasmania solar report an epic fail – minister should tell regulator to start again

Tasmania solar report an epic fail – minister should tell regulator to start again

Tasmanian Economic Regulator’s draft report on solar feed-in tariff ignores the challenge of energy security in Tasmania, the changes facing electricity industry nationally, and climate change.