In the words of AGL itself, its paper on feed-in tariffs and the merit order effect has a superficial appeal, but is clearly wrong.
WA utility Horizon Power has become the first in Australia to offer differentiated solar tariffs to customers in varying locations. If energy utilities adopted the same policy in the eastern states, they could defer, or even avoid, costly upgrades to networks.
If clean coal/gas and CCS can be used an excuse to hang on to fossil fuel plants, let’s bring lab-based renewables into the equation too.
Solar Trust files for bankruptcy, jeopardising 1GW solar plant; Q-Cells shares hit new low; CFC hails German tariff; UNSW’s solar link-up with India.
Solar companies say the next big breakthrough in rooftop PV will be zero-cost solar leases. This is bad news for utilities, but a potential breakthrough for the Gillard government, preparing to fight the next federal poll on cost-of-living issues.
Using ski lifts to store solar energy, MIT’s amazing 3D solar panels, and the latest in wind energy – the blimp.
Don’t get angry with your energy retailer, get even! Can suburban houses gain energy independence? Welcome to Grid 2.0.
The Can-Do Premier promises to Un-Do climate and green energy programs, threatening a $1.2bn flagships project. Ted Baillieu says ‘me-too’ and cans climate program.
Solar set to boom under Japan’s new policy; German solar subsidy cuts could be 30%; Tesla shares bounce; Melbourne’s double-decker solar EV charge station.
And why Australia may end up as a nation of island grids. A new graph shows how solar PV is not just licking the cream off the profits of fossil fuel generators in Germany, it is eating the cake as well. And a graph to show that green energy incentives are costing you very little.