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Articles by Marco Stella

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Energy Efficiency market report: Predictably unpredictable

Energy Efficiency market report: Predictably unpredictable

Things are becoming predictable in the Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificate market, even if that is supply side’s ability to surprise. Meanwhile, in NSW, a stunning development.

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Renewable Energy Market Report – steady as she goes

Renewable Energy Market Report – steady as she goes

The market for renewable energy certificates steadied in June as traders absorbed the implications of the Finkel Review for the current RET.

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Energy Efficiency report – commercial lighting juggernaut roles on

Energy Efficiency report – commercial lighting juggernaut roles on

The commercial lighting juggernaut rolled on in Victoria across May with installation activity continuing at a rapid pace and VEEC supply actually managing to grow.

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Fall in renewable energy certificate futures intrigues market

Fall in renewable energy certificate futures intrigues market

The big fall in LGC market for 2019 delivery intrigued the market. Maybe there are more wind and solar projects than most think.

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LGC prices fall sharply as solar and wind projects grow

LGC prices fall sharply as solar and wind projects grow

LGC prices ended April at $78.25, a 12 month low and a drop of 8% on March’s close.

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Energy efficiency market steady amid talk of cheaper lighting options

Energy efficiency market steady amid talk of cheaper lighting options

Having lost ground early in the month, March energy efficiency market prices were stable, amid talk of cheaper forms of commercial lighting.

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Renewable certificate prices fall despite looming shortfall

Renewable certificate prices fall despite looming shortfall

Renewable certificate prices fall despite looming shortfall, as some suggest retailers may choose to pay penalty price rather than make new investments.

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Oversupply takes toll on energy efficiency markets

Oversupply takes toll on energy efficiency markets

Oversupply took its toll on the VEEC market in February with the forward market in particular breaching the lower end of its recent range.

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Penalties and policies: What shook environmental markets in February

Penalties and policies: What shook environmental markets in February

Impact of decision of some liable parties to pay penalty rather than meet RET obligation felt in February – although the extent of this was lost in subsequent political volatility. Meanwhile, project commitments continue to flow.

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Rocky start to 2017 for LGCs as Abbott strikes, ERM demurs

Rocky start to 2017 for LGCs as Abbott strikes, ERM demurs

A late 2016 recovery in Australia’s large-scale renewable market has been followed by yet another series of troubling events.

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Energy Efficiency Market Report: Signs of recovery?

Energy Efficiency Market Report: Signs of recovery?

The period of steady declines in the VEEC price appears to have passed – at least for now – with November appearing to confirm the pricing range established in October.