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Category: Victorian Government

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Know your NEM: AGL's cheap wind deal, and falling cost of storage

Know your NEM: AGL’s cheap wind deal, and falling cost of storage

Queensland prices soar again; more on AGL’s cheap price for wind energy; and battery storage costs falling quickly.

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Melbourne trams to run on sunshine as state launches 75MW large scale solar tender

Melbourne trams to run on sunshine as state launches 75MW large scale solar tender

Victoria has announced a tender for 75MW of large scale solar to be constructed in the northwest of the state.

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Victoria taps Simon Corbell to advise on renewable energy strategy

Victoria taps Simon Corbell to advise on renewable energy strategy

Victoria hires driving force behind ACT’s reverse auction program to help drive the state’s 40% renewable energy target by 2025.

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Victoria Coalition may vote against "fairer" solar feed in tariffs

Victoria Coalition may vote against “fairer” solar feed in tariffs

Victorian Liberal opposition reportedly threatening to block legislation to adjust the state’s solar feed in tariff.

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Hazelwood to close as energy transition gathers pace in Australia

Hazelwood to close as energy transition gathers pace in Australia

With no economic option to clean it up, and no buyer, the French owner of Victoria’s Hazelwood coal power plant has confirmed it will close in March 2017. Engie also looking to sell Loy Yang B coal plant, and WA Kwinana gas station, as it transitions to low-carbon generation.

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Victoria gives nod to "fairer" time-of-use tariffs for rooftop solar

Victoria gives nod to “fairer” time-of-use tariffs for rooftop solar

Victorian government to shift solar feed-in tariffs to time-of-use pricing, in move to better reflect the value of the state’s rooftop solar generation, and their environmental benefits.

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Andrews Government can match the Victorian RET with a transparent target for community owned renewables

Andrews Government can match the Victorian RET with a transparent target for community owned renewables

The Victorian Parliament is currently running an inquiry into community energy projects to find out what the benefits are and how to implement best practice policies that will see community energy grow across the state.

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Finkel to lead NEM review, but states hold to renewable targets

Finkel to lead NEM review, but states hold to renewable targets

Alan Finkel to lead a review of Australia’s electricity market, but states hold to individual renewable targets after Coalition failed to offer a post 2020 target. Battery storage a major focus.

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Victoria: Turnbull has no credibility on climate and clean energy policy

Victoria: Turnbull has no credibility on climate and clean energy policy

Victoria says Turnbull government has no credibility on climate and clean energy policies, and it will not bow to pressure to scrap or reduce its 40% renewables target.

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Know your NEM: Big questions over Victoria renewables target

Know your NEM: Big questions over Victoria renewables target

South Australia electricity price falls; Infigen Energy gives up 30%; why biggest gas pipeline operator is no saint; and the big questions over Victoria renewable energy target.

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Are retailers failing to properly value rooftop solar generation?

Are retailers failing to properly value rooftop solar generation?

According to the Victorian pricing authority – yes they are. But is this a “market failure” that justifies regulatory intervention, or are we missing something?