New rules championed by Angus Taylor could benefit coal and stifle the pace of the clean energy transition. “It’s terrible,” said one insider.
Responsible governments should be demanding an explanation of why supposed customer and welfare advocacy has gone so badly off the rails.
Two leading energy experts slam a survey by an industry-funded consumer body on the “solar tax”, saying respondents were misled.
Rooftop solar exports are subsidising others, and we should stop treating this technology as if they were big fossil fuel generators.
Battery storage industry happy with new rules that recognise some of their multiple tools, but not pleased with another two-year wait.
AEMC unveils simplified rules for distributed energy resources, and a new ‘fast frequency response’ market to reward batteries for keeping the lights on.
The failure of policy makers and regulators is now being felt in the electricity market, and consumers are being sent the bill.
“The technology allows for it, but the rules are getting in the way.” Why Australia’s hybrid wind, solar and battery facilities can’t work together.
Rule changes will make it easier for big wind and solar projects to be built in stages, and for projects to share connection points to the grid.
VEPC report skewers one of the key arguments used in case for solar export tax: that rooftop PV is a play-thing for the well-to-do.