Hunt says leaving renewable energy target as is would be equivalent of $90/tonne carbon tax. That’s true, but only if retailers refuse to build wind and solar farms.
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Consumer advocates say AEMC’s rejection of proposed electricity tariff reforms paves way for retailers to continue increasing prices at their leisure.
On Sept 30, South Australia ran most of the working day on wind and solar power, and it sent electricity prices into the negative in the middle of the day.
One of the key members of the Warburton Review that recommended the end of subsidies under the renewable energy target has just installed a large solar system on a rural property – using the very same subsidy that he wants abolished.
Wind energy provided more than 100% of electricity for South Australia during working day last Tuesday. And that didn’t include rooftop solar.
Micropower is cost-competitive and rapidly scalable … and it democratizes energy choices, promotes competition, speeds learning and innovation.
UK Environment Secretary says she would prefer farms grew crops rather than “blighting the landscape” with solar arrays. Sound familiar?
For utilities, electric vehicle uptake could boost electricity demand and balance a changing grid. On the flip-side, it could help drive households off grid.
Most incumbent electricity companies are implementing policies and procedures that slow the uptake of solar; and it is getting worse.