Because of the lack of competition that could have been introduced if RET policy was held steady, fossil fuel generators can use their market power to artificially inflate prices, and somehow convince media and politicians that it is all the fault of wind and solar.
Category: Energy Markets
Changes in the approach to frequency control on synchronous units has resulted in changes that have compromised the resilience of the power system to frequency variations.
Australia’s wind farms could soon become “core providers” of crucial grid stability services, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator.
Nearly every Australian will pay some part of the cost of the Abbott Government’s decision to effectively stop investment in generation.
Market rules again under focus as SA generators push up prices, and regulator report documents another incidence when gas plant “failures” and rebidding pushed prices to stratospheric levels.
Solar is playing an increasingly vital role in the world’s decarbonisation, and with wind energy will provide 80 per cent of global electricity needs by 2060.
ABC political commentators are in the nasty habit of parroting fossil fuel myths as if they are fact. This is a problem for viewers.