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Articles by Ric Brazzale

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Regulator reduces small-scale renewables target while solar sales take off

Regulator reduces small-scale renewables target while solar sales take off

The 2017 Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme target has been revealed. So what does this mean for solar installs?

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Australia market review for 2016: Renewables up, emissions down

Australia market review for 2016: Renewables up, emissions down

A detailed review of Australia’s National Electricity Market in 2016 – with focus on solar, large scale renewables, energy efficiency, fossil fuel generation, emissions, and prices.

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Australia rooftop solar market recovers late in 2016, but falls short of target

Australia rooftop solar market recovers late in 2016, but falls short of target

The Australian rooftop solar market made a strong recovery late in 2016 to slightly beat the 2015 figure, and the early indications look for for the new year.

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Energy efficiency pays off for fast-growing Victoria economy

Energy efficiency pays off for fast-growing Victoria economy

Victoria has the fastest growing population of all the states and is experiencing strong economic growth, yet its electricity consumption continues to fall.

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Regulator sets rooftop solar target of 760MW for 2016

Regulator sets rooftop solar target of 760MW for 2016

The Clean Energy Regulator targets for small scale rooftop solar equates to around 760MW for 2016, an increase on the amount installed last year.

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Solar makes its mark, but demand and emissions increase in 2015

Solar makes its mark, but demand and emissions increase in 2015

NEM power consumption increases 1.1 per cent as solar and energy efficiency account for 1 per cent reduction in consumption.

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50 per cent renewables market share by 2030 – what does it mean?

50 per cent renewables market share by 2030 – what does it mean?

Achieving Labor’s 50 per cent renewables market share by 2030 is clearly possible given Australia’s resource base and installation capability. Here’s how.

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The wind farms that generated most renewable certificates in 2014

The wind farms that generated most renewable certificates in 2014

Despite a boost from wind energy, which increased its share of large-scale renewables certificates to 64%, overall LGC creation fell 3% overall in 2014.

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Australia's small solar market finally clears its Clearing House

Australia’s small solar market finally clears its Clearing House

After more than four years we have finally witnessed the emptying of the Clearing House.

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Australian regulator predicts another 800MW of rooftop solar in 2015

Australian regulator predicts another 800MW of rooftop solar in 2015

Clean Energy Regulator is predicting another 808MW of rooftop solar will be installed in Australia in 2015, just a little below 2014.

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Renewable certificate prices jump on hope of policy resolution

Renewable certificate prices jump on hope of policy resolution

Spot price for large scale renewable certificates rises about rooftop solar certificates as market bets on resolution of RET policy impasse.