UBS says major gen-tailers have no great incentive to invest in renewables. If they don’t, they suffer no penalty. If they do, they risk cutting earnings from their fossil fuel assets. And there is no long term policy signal.
Queensland has reported a $1.2bn dividend from state-owned electricity distributors Energex and Ergon. Is this tax by stealth?
Rising gas prices, driven by the development of Queensland’s exports, could end up driving domestic customers away.
Research with parents reveals that many household routines are unlikely to shift in response to cost-reflective tariffs such as time of use (TOU).
Solar has slashed demand for electricity during the day, but left evening peak power demand largely unchanged. That’s why we now need to behead a duck.
New AEMC data show the electricity prices will moderate in most state (except Queensland) and highlights the huge swing in demand.
With increasingly high penetrations of distributed and renewable resources, volumetric, bundled electricity prices are fast becoming inadequate.