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Category: ACT Government

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The secret world of Australia's solar and energy contract prices

The secret world of Australia’s solar and energy contract prices

Around the world, energy auctions have tracked the stunning falls in the cost of solar. But in Australia, auction results are not released, typical of a market that trades in ignorance and scarcity, for the benefit of the incumbents rather than the consumer.

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AEMC confirms 5-minute settlement to begin in 2021

AEMC confirms 5-minute settlement to begin in 2021

Big win for battery storage in change to market settlement periods that will be introduced …. in four years time.

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ACT eyes electric vehicle target, after 'nation-leading' renewables success

ACT eyes electric vehicle target, after ‘nation-leading’ renewables success

Report recommends ACT electric vehicle target to “clearly guide” market, and incentives for EV uptake, in next-round climate policy.

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Investor confidence could be smashed without additional detail

Investor confidence could be smashed without additional detail

This plan to provide a plan is almost the worst outcome possible for investment certainty. If more detail doesn’t emerge soon, it could be as bad for renewables as the Abbott years.

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Turnbull to rely on state schemes he once rubbished as reckless

Turnbull to rely on state schemes he once rubbished as reckless

Anger deepens over politicisation of Energy Security Board and design of National Energy Guarantee that could reinforce dominance of incumbent utilities, stop large scale renewables, maintain status quo and fail emissions targets. But some say it does have potential.

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Coalition energy target may require a "go slow" on rooftop solar

Coalition energy target may require a “go slow” on rooftop solar

Energy Security Board forecasts suggest a sharp slow down in rooftop solar deployments to meet its modest renewable energy share. It comes as concerns grow about ESB process and the alacrity with which the normally snail-paced AEMC has moved to confer great powers upon itself.

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States gobsmacked by lack of detail, research in Turnbull's NEG

States gobsmacked by lack of detail, research in Turnbull’s NEG

States stunned by lack of detail in new energy policy. In a testy phone hook-up they were told all the government had was a press release and an eight-page letter.

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Impact plans second solar investment fund as Williamsdale opens

Impact plans second solar investment fund as Williamsdale opens

Impact officially opens Williamsdale solar farm in ACT, and puts together portfolio of solar assets in NSW, Victoria and Queensland for a second solar investment fund.

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ACT tips another $4m into home battery subsidy scheme

ACT tips another $4m into home battery subsidy scheme

ACT government opens third competitive grants round, in a $4m extension of its home battery storage subsidisation scheme.

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An end to blackouts? Demand management success depends on collaboration

An end to blackouts? Demand management success depends on collaboration

As national debate over energy supply reaches fever pitch, more attention is now being paid to the role of demand management, a weapon of last resort in Australia.

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ACT trials electric buses on public transport route

ACT trials electric buses on public transport route

Canberra’s public transport bus fleet will trial two pure electric buses and one electric-diesel hybrid, as it transitions away from ageing diesel fleet.