AGL Energy – once the ‘greenest’ retailer in the country and now the largest producer of coal-fired energy – has called for the renewable energy target to be scrapped altogether.
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.
32 NSW councils seek federal backing to install and gather data from a broad range of PV and solar thermal technologies.
CEC report says Victoria could easily adjust solar and energy efficiency policy to save hundreds of millions in costs, boost jobs and cut emissions.
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.
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.
Solar industry scathing on modelling used to justify fixed and TOU tariffs. Households, particularly solar ones, set to get dudded again on network charges.