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Queensland lifts solar feed-in tariff by 17% in response to surging gas prices

Queensland lifts solar feed-in tariff by 17% in response to surging gas 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.

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Tasmania rooftop solar worth three times current tariff: report

Tasmania rooftop solar worth three times current tariff: report

Report says Tasmania rooftop solar power worth nearly 3x what it’s currently valued at, and this is stopping growth that could bolster energy security.

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What's the best way to price electricity?

What’s the best way to price electricity?

New report compares electricity rate designs, pilot studies, expert analysis to identify the key dimensions of time-based and demand tariffs for consumers.

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Tasmania solar report an epic fail – minister should tell regulator to start again

Tasmania solar report an epic fail – minister should tell regulator to start again

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.

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NSW networks back away from "solar tax" on households

NSW networks back away from “solar tax” on households

NSW networks have dropped plans for a “solar tax”, as new report finds that truly cost reflective tariffs “too complicated” for Australian households.

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How fairer solar tariffs would clean up grid

How fairer solar tariffs would clean up grid

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.

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Australians to install 55,000 battery systems a year by 2025: report

Australians to install 55,000 battery systems a year by 2025: report

Australian households and businesses will be installing battery storage systems at a rate of 55,000 a year, new report suggests.

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Victoria solar feed-in tariff to be slashed to 5c/kWh in 2016

Victoria solar feed-in tariff to be slashed to 5c/kWh in 2016

Essential Services Commission confirms plan to cut Victoria solar FiT to 5c/kWh, one week after state govt promised to fight for rooftop solar rights.

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How utilities can kill rooftop solar, just by changing tariffs

How utilities can kill rooftop solar, just by changing tariffs

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.

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Community energy retailer aims to be Australia's cheapest, help people quit grid

Community energy retailer aims to be Australia’s cheapest, help people quit grid

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.

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UK govt undercuts solar support in 'full frontal attack' on renewables

UK govt undercuts solar support in ‘full frontal attack’ on renewables

Shades of Australia, as UK Tories justify potentially crippling cuts to key solar subsidies by linking them to rising electricity costs.

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