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More rooftop solar needed to reduce peaks, stabilise grid

More rooftop solar needed to reduce peaks, stabilise grid

Days after ACCC calls for rooftop solar scheme to be abolished, new report identifies why more rooftop solar should be encouraged to reduce peak demand on hot days and boost system security.

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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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Energy "reliability" obsession could lead to more gold plating, warns ACCC

Energy “reliability” obsession could lead to more gold plating, warns ACCC

ACCC chair says Australia’s “excessive focus on generation reliability” could wind up costing consumers more, in same way as network gold plating.

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Energy consumers are paying for useless, profit-boosting infrastructure

Energy consumers are paying for useless, profit-boosting infrastructure

It is difficult not to lapse into despair about Australia’s energy policy morass, which is dominated by a deeply entrenched culture of half-truths, vested interests, ideology and wishful thinking.

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Regulator: It's OK to charge customers more for energy

Regulator: It’s OK to charge customers more for energy

IPART submission to energy price inquiry appears to suggest it’s OK to exploit consumers if they don’t have time or knowledge to search for discounts.