Understanding the RET Review

30 Jul 2014 | Ric Brazzale

I have been asked many times by clients about what might be the outcomes of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) Review and when might we receive advice on any changes from the Australian Government. The recent announcement by Clive Palmer to throw his support behind renewable energy has added another dimension to the issue. So, the purpose of this article is to share with you what I have learned from my advocacy work, and to clearly outline some facts to help reduce uncertainty in the short term.

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Solar trends across Australia

30 Jul 2014 | Green Energy Trading

Green Energy Market’s recent solar analysis, which featured in an article in RenewEconomy, focused on how residential solar continues to add significant generation capacity around the country. But a quick look at the graph in this article shows that this is occurring at an uneven rate from state to state. The variation between states does not correlate with population. So why do states differ so much, and what might this tell us about installation rates in the future?

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Clean Energy Week reflections

30 Jul 2014 | Green Energy Trading

As the dust settles following a successful Clean Energy Week, our attendees have paused to reflect upon the week that’s passed.

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Report raises concerns about State Government’s energy efficiency modelling

15 Jul 2014 | Ric Brazzale

A new report commissioned by the Energy Efficiency Council, Brotherhood of St Laurence and Energy Efficiency Certificate Creators Association raises concerns about Victorian Government modelling on the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET).

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Implications of removal of support for solar PV

15 Jul 2014 | Ric Brazzale

ACIL Allen’s preliminary modelling for the Review of the Renewable Energy Target, outlined at a modelling workshop held on 23 June 2014, provided a very optimistic assessment of the impact of removing the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES), based on some unlikely assumptions. This paper provides an alternative assessment of the likely impact of axing the SRES, based on the detailed and first-hand experience and expertise of the REC Agents Association (RAA).

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Why finance a solar system?

27 Jun 2014 | Green Energy Trading

As we continue to roll out our finance solution, some questions continue to be asked: “Why would a customer want to finance their system? Doesn’t the interest mean they pay more?” Whilst this might sound obvious, the answer really isn’t simple and actually goes to the heart of how the right finance package can help you close deals.

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Why the small-scale renewable energy target needs to be maintained

30 May 2014 | Ric Brazzale

It is timely to reflect on why the small-scale renewable energy target is so important to Australia.

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STC solar water heating form – now online

30 May 2014 | Green Energy Trading

Green Energy Trading now offers secure, online STC creation for solar water heating, as well as for solar PV installations.

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Changes to the NSW ESS announced

30 May 2014 | Green Energy Trading

The NSW Government has today announced the changes to the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS).

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Expanding opportunities for installers

28 May 2014 | Green Energy Trading

Recognising that this is a challenging year for many suppliers of clean energy options, Green Energy Trading has introduced new services that aim to expand opportunities and reduce risks for installers.

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