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Category: Energy Markets

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Turnbull slammed for "sucking up" to Adani, as business pushes 50-year life for coal plants

Turnbull slammed for “sucking up” to Adani, as business pushes 50-year life for coal plants

PM lambasted for “sucking up” to Adani during India visit, and putting coal exports ahead of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Know your NEM: Higher prices in Victoria a boon for wind

Know your NEM: Higher prices in Victoria a boon for wind

New data shows that for a couple of hours on Sunday, wind and solar were about 15/16 of South Australian demand and something like 70% of the total over the day.

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Wind, solar to supply 15% plus of NEM, 64% of South Australia, in 2019

Wind, solar to supply 15% plus of NEM, 64% of South Australia, in 2019

Wind & solar PV will likely meet at least 15% of NEM demand by 2019. Even more remarkably,wind and solar could account for 64% of demand in South Australia – an unparalleled percentage.

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How the new solar standard will affect households – like mine

How the new solar standard will affect households – like mine

Drawing from personal experience, a look at what the new national standard for solar installation could mean for home solar and battery plans.

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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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Know your NEM:  We survived a few days without Hazelwood

Know your NEM: We survived a few days without Hazelwood

It’s hard to imagine that even a satire writer could write such a stupid script as the government’s recent energy policy announcements.

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Competition isn't working in Australia's energy retail markets

Competition isn’t working in Australia’s energy retail markets

Australia’s residential electricity prices are amongst the highest in the world so it’s not hard to see why customers have been up in arms about high prices.

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Australia had a great electricity policy – let's get it back

Australia had a great electricity policy – let’s get it back

Australia has no federal policy other than what’s left of the RET. Zero, zip, nada. Perhaps Canberra could learn from the states?

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Hazelwood exits, taking with it myth of cheap fossil fuels

Hazelwood exits, taking with it myth of cheap fossil fuels

Hazelwood closure is most potent symbol of an energy market that has failed consumers. The future is localised generation, and faster, cleaner, cheaper power. The incumbents need to learn to adapt, and so do the politicians.

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How AEMO's new boss will reform Australia's energy vision

How AEMO’s new boss will reform Australia’s energy vision

AEMO’s new boss, Audrey Zibelman, outlines Australia’s energy future: Fast, smart, clean and cheap – with a focus on distributed generation, storage, and demand management. This represents a fundamental change in Australia’s energy management.

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S.A. network says solar plus battery storage to cost just 15c/kWh

S.A. network says solar plus battery storage to cost just 15c/kWh

SAPN says price of rooftop solar and battery storage will fall to just 15c/kWh for households, less than half the cost of grid power.