IPART raises recommended ‘benchmark range’ for NSW solar feed-in tariffs to reflect rising wholesale electricity prices.
Queensland pricing regulator raises regional solar tariff to 7.4c/kWh in reaction to high gas prices – still fails to factor in value of solar.
Tasmanian Economic Regulator’s draft report on solar feed-in tariff ignores the challenge of energy security in Tasmania, the changes facing electricity industry nationally, and climate change.
Energy policy expert says 15-20c/kWh margin retailers and networks make on rooftop solar should be used by governments to compensate solar households and to shift grid from fossil fuels to clean energy; also highlights vital roles of ARENA, CEFC and RETs.
Major US study shows how tariff changes can kill the rooftop solar market. In Australia, the impact of changes to tariffs, higher fixed charges and export restrictions are already being felt.
NSW community energy start-up Enova prepares IPO, with plans to be Australia’s cheapest green energy retailer and installer, and help locals quit the grid.