NSW networks have dropped plans for a “solar tax”, as new report finds that truly cost reflective tariffs “too complicated” for Australian households.
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.
Russell Northe’s appointment as Victoria’s new energy minister comes at a time of great uncertainty surrounding the energy sector.