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A small win for rooftop solar as Victorian regulator outlines fairer tariffs

A small win for rooftop solar as Victorian regulator outlines fairer tariffs

Victoria regulator makes landmark decision on solar feed in tariffs that could have implications for other states. But does it go far enough?

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Incumbents' tariff war on rooftop solar accelerates "death spiral"

Incumbents’ tariff war on rooftop solar accelerates “death spiral”

Low tariffs, and an absence of market signals rewarding the benefits of local generation, will encourage homes, businesses and small communities to quit the network, a new study has found. Will the incumbents ever learn?

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Taking the step from gross to net feed-in tariffs

Taking the step from gross to net feed-in tariffs

With 160,000 electricity customers looking to switch from gross to net energy metering around the end of the year, it is useful to look at the actual changes that need to take place.

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Feed-in tariffs do not amount to guaranteed revenue

Feed-in tariffs do not amount to guaranteed revenue

While foreign press repeatedly speaks of guaranteed profits from feed-in tariffs, German investors in wind and solar power have a different story to tell.

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It's not solar tariffs utilities hate, it's solar technology

It’s not solar tariffs utilities hate, it’s solar technology

Utilities attack solar tariffs because they are the main policy to promote solar. What they actually oppose is solar photovoltaics.

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UBS: Boom in unsubsidised solar PV flags energy revolution

UBS: Boom in unsubsidised solar PV flags energy revolution

Analysts from UBS say energy markets are facing a revolution caused by the success of unsubsidised solar. They say solar costs have fallen so far, it was a no-brainer for households to install rooftop solar, turning customers into competitors for utilities. The implications for coal-fired generators could be devastating.

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Is the unthinkable possible: feed-in tariffs for coal and nuclear?

Is the unthinkable possible: feed-in tariffs for coal and nuclear?

The UK government’s Electricity Market Reform bill will usher in a new era of feed-in tariffs for ALL power generation, including new nuclear plants.

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The end of baseload? It may come sooner than you think

The end of baseload? It may come sooner than you think

One of the principal architects of Germany’s push into renewable energy technologies believes that his country could achieve 100 per cent renewables in its electricity sector by 2030 – and may do it quicker. The rest of the world could follow soon after – at a cost of just $100 trillion, about half the cost of not doing it.

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Mixed Greens: UK FiT to fuel Ceramic

Mixed Greens: UK FiT to fuel Ceramic

Ceramic Fuel Cells welcomes UK FiT boost; world’s biggest CSP plant hits construction milestone; and AGL in talks on Loy Yang ownership.

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Canberra's push to be the nation's solar capital

Canberra’s push to be the nation’s solar capital

The ACT government has launched the nation’s first auction for a large scale feed in tariff. It aims to be the nation’s “solar capital”, but it says much about solar in this country that 40MW should be enough to earn the title.

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Solar can deliver in FiTs and starts

Solar can deliver in FiTs and starts

Grandiose, grants-based schemes are not working for solar. It’s time for a broad-based feed-in-tariff.