Some of the claims made by advocates of the solar export fee, or the sun tax, do not bear scrutiny.
One of the key arguments used to justify the introduction of a solar export charge is that rooftop solar households are being subsidised by others. But does this stack up?
Has the AEMC been gullible in accepting frivolous claims about bottlenecks associated with the connection of rooftop solar?
Much has been gained with the Yallourn closure deal. It would not be surprising to see other generators approaching the Government along similar lines.
Australia’s electricity market is unsustainable. Texas shows us why.
Snowy Hydro is using unpublished negative price data to boost prospects of Snowy 2.0’s commercial success. But the claims raise more questions than answers.
Snowy Hydro has claimed that its massive “Snowy 2.0” pumped hydro scheme will reduce emissions by storing renewable electricity. Is this correct?
Snowy 2.0 is a bad deal for taxpayers, and analysis suggests it will deliver a fraction of the energy benefits promised.
If this demand-response mechanism does what it is claimed to do, it could be a significant development for the electricity markets in southern and eastern Australia. But the actual proposal is eye-wateringly complex and there is reason to be circumspect.
Some customers may see some bill reductions, but the Australian Energy Regulator’s decision on DMOs is unlikely to take the political heat out of electricity prices.