What is really behind the coal industry’s latest swing at the renewable energy target? A big change in demand.
If Australia’s PV deployment continues at the recent frenetic pace, it threatens to take much of the cream out of the wholesale electricity market.
In the face of falling demand, utilities should realign their business models around energy services. It should be the end of gold-plating.
It’s early days, but electricity prices are certainly up. To what extent is this attributable to the carbon tax? And will the sky fall in?
Just how much would it cost electricity generators if I reduced my electricity consumption by turning off just one light?
Our grid is less productive, and the ratio of average to peak demand is declining. Time to rethink market incentives.