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Energy retailer “switching” driving prices up, not down, says regulator

Energy retailer “switching” driving prices up, not down, says regulator

ESC chair says outcome of retailer switching drive has been “contrary to usual expectations” of increased market competition.

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Energy efficiency market report: A "spectacular" start to 2018

Energy efficiency market report: A “spectacular” start to 2018

Having brought 2017 to a close on a comparatively stable note, the VEEC market began 2018 in a far more spectacular fashion. ESC market has also started in a positive frame of mind.

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Battery ban off the table after industry roundtable "consensus"

Battery ban off the table after industry roundtable “consensus”

Standards Australia says industry roundtable has broadly agreed to “review” proposed rule banning li-ion batteries from being installed inside homes and garages. But rifts emerge in industry.

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Energy Efficiency market report: Predictably unpredictable

Energy Efficiency market report: Predictably unpredictable

Things are becoming predictable in the Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificate market, even if that is supply side’s ability to surprise. Meanwhile, in NSW, a stunning development.

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Are retailers failing to properly value rooftop solar generation?

Are retailers failing to properly value rooftop solar generation?

According to the Victorian pricing authority – yes they are. But is this a “market failure” that justifies regulatory intervention, or are we missing something?

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Coalition deepens interest in battery storage

Coalition deepens interest in battery storage

Federal resources minister shows strong support for battery storage at Canberra summit, calls for bipartisan support of the game-changing technology.

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Energy industry needs to focus on consumers, it may need them

Energy industry needs to focus on consumers, it may need them

Energy regulators say they “cannot identify” benefits of rooftop solar and battery storage. So here’s a long list, and a blast from leading expert for promoting a “sense of entitlement”, serving the interests of incumbents and discriminating against consumers.