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Category: Energy Markets

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Ergon takes steps to manage booming rooftop solar uptake

Ergon takes steps to manage booming rooftop solar uptake

UPDATED: Regional Queensland network operator rolls out technology to allow more rooftop solar power to be exported to the grid, without disrupting supply.

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ACT won't back NEG in current form, despite intense pressure

ACT won’t back NEG in current form, despite intense pressure

ACT energy minister Shane Rattenbury says Territory under “enormous pressure” to agree to NEG, but that won’t be happening in the policy’s current form.

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Know your NEM: New capacity casts a long shadow

Know your NEM: New capacity casts a long shadow

The pipeline of wind and solar shows 3.3GW of wind and 3.4GW of solar PV either commissioning, under construction or certain to proceed. Add to that another 3GW of rooftop solar.

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Tesla big battery powerless to stop S.A. price gouging

Tesla big battery powerless to stop S.A. price gouging

Tesla says unprecedented chaos in South Australia’s electricity market on Monday highlights need for quick shift to 5-minute settlement. Coalition predictably blames renewables, while ACCC waves its hands and says price gouging is perfectly legal.

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Is Rod Sims having a lend of us?

Is Rod Sims having a lend of us?

The ACCC has done a good job shedding light on some of the darker places of the electricity industry. But the recommendations range from unrealistic to downright dangerous. And some run across policy work of the ESB.

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ACCC wants federal rooftop solar subsidy abolished by 2021

ACCC wants federal rooftop solar subsidy abolished by 2021

ACCC calls for federal solar subsidy to be scrapped by 2021, in report that documents how consumers have been screwed by networks, generators and retailers. Its response: Kill rooftop solar, and get government to underwrite new projects that could include gas and coal.

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Networks cry foul as AER cracks down on poles and wire returns

Networks cry foul as AER cracks down on poles and wire returns

Networks say Regulator draft decision will result in largest single cut to the amount the sector can recover on its investments. Consumer group says it could have been bigger.

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Know your NEM: Waiting for the ISP

Know your NEM: Waiting for the ISP

Still waiting on ISP and ACCC report. Meanwhile, wind and solar PV smooth out seasonal volatility.

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Energy Efficiency Market Report: Prices up despite supply increase

Energy Efficiency Market Report: Prices up despite supply increase

Spot price for energy efficiency certificates rises despite increase in supply.

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Slump in renewable energy certificate prices gathers pace

Slump in renewable energy certificate prices gathers pace

Decline in LGC market gathers pace as traders debate whether softening is cyclical or fundamental, while STC market also loses ground.

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How a hidden fossil fuel subsidy is costing homeowners thousands

How a hidden fossil fuel subsidy is costing homeowners thousands

Did you know most states’ building codes force people to connect a new house to the gas network? The question is – why?