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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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Hawaii’s biggest utility wants to ditch solar net metering

Hawaii’s biggest utility wants to ditch solar net metering

New tariff will pay less for solar, but open the grid to more customer-owned PV.

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Delhi considers ‘rent-a-roof’ solar program to meet energy demand

Delhi considers ‘rent-a-roof’ solar program to meet energy demand

A solar rooftop policy mastered by Indian Prime Minister Modi in his home state of Gujarat is set to be replicated across the country.

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How Romania became a GW-scale solar market

How Romania became a GW-scale solar market

The rise and fall of Romania’s solar market is another example of the old forces dictating solar demand.

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Pollie Watch: Victoria’s new energy minister at the crossroads

Pollie Watch: Victoria’s new energy minister at the crossroads

Russell Northe’s appointment as Victoria’s new energy minister comes at a time of great uncertainty surrounding the energy sector.

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Solar in sights as governments move to reign in renewables

Solar in sights as governments move to reign in renewables

New renewables ‘disincentives’ in Germany and Spain appear to target solar self consumption – but there is some good news for wind.

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Can renewables provide Australia's next 'sheep's back'?

Can renewables provide Australia’s next ‘sheep’s back’?

Absolutely. But to get there we need unified leadership and consistent policy. And the renewables industry needs to face up to its scariest threat.

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Thailand emerges as clear solar leader in south-east Asia

Thailand emerges as clear solar leader in south-east Asia

Latest data reveals Thailand is clear solar leader of the Southeast Asian region, with almost 700MW of PV expected to be installed in 2013.

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Macquarie targets big solar in new global alliances

Macquarie targets big solar in new global alliances

Macquarie Capital has announced two renewables-focused joint ventures and is looking to build 300MW of big solar in Japan.