Hunt launches new attack on solar industry, saying percentage of substandard rooftop solar installations too high, and likely to get worse.
Abbott ministers accuse Labor and renewable industry of being in lockstep, suggest rooftop solar installations should offset large-scale capacity.
Renewables are becoming increasingly cost competitive. Governments need to start planning how they will phase out subsidies when they are no longer required.
The Abbott government may be in its death throes, but it is still determined to do as much damage to the renewable energy industry as it can. It still wants to cut the RET by one third, and dump agencies such as the CEFC and ARENA, and now it is targeting solar.
Solar to be installed at all 6000 of Jordan’s mosques, as part of Kingdom’s plan to add 1.8GW of renewables capacity to the national grid by end 2018.
Report says 60% integration of renewable energy in European distribution grids feasible by 2030 given infrastructure and regulatory support.
Infigen calls bluff on utility threats to “boycott” renewable energy, but suggests corporate Australia may fill the gap if retailers don’t contract new wind and solar farms. Meanwhile, the market turns positive on renewables, even if the government is still stalling on the RET, while Infigen turns focus to the US solar market.