Abbott government says no changes to household solar, but wants large scale renewables target slashed by two thirds. So much for “ditching” the Warburton Review.
As Australia’s dance of the seven RET Reviews continues, it seems like a good time to revisit one of the more persistent anti-renewables myths bandied about by fossil fuel types (and most of the Abbott government): that that renewable energy is unreliable in meeting electricity demand.
Want proof distributed solar is booming? Two charts show how it provided over 25% of new US power plant capacity in 2013 and 43% in first half 2014.
Micro inverters and smart energy management systems are taking solar into off grid systems, camper vans and pretty much anywhere else you want power.
RET Review member paid enough for a 20kW solar system, as PM&C concedes Warburton Review went beyond terms of reference. This comes as the Climate Change Authority, which the Abbott government says it still wants to ditch, says it will complete its own report on the RET.
Micropower is cost-competitive and rapidly scalable … and it democratizes energy choices, promotes competition, speeds learning and innovation.
Graph underlines renewables penetration in Australia, as AEMO observes no issue with SA having 100% renewables, as long as interconnector stays connected.