Financing a ‘no-RET’ future

22 Sep 2014 | Green Energy Trading

One thing is for certain, the Renewable Energy Target and the schemes it supports will eventually be wound up. It may happen in 2030, or it may happen earlier. The next few weeks will be telling. Have you considered your growth strategies for a RET-free future?

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Rally for renewables

22 Sep 2014 | Green Energy Trading

Solar Citizens, the Australian Solar Council, Clean Energy Council, Solar Energy Industries Association Australia and Wind Alliance Australia have come together to organise the National Rally for Renewables, which will take place this Friday, 26 September, at electorate offices around the country. We invite you to join us at this initiative, which aims to demonstrate the united front of industry and community and their support for the Renewable Energy Target.

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GST Options for Commercial Lighting Installations

01 Sep 2014 | Green Energy Trading

Historically, the treatment of GST on environmental certificates (STCs, VEECs and ESCs) has been a difficult issue for system suppliers and other industry participants to manage, so Green Energy Trading has introduced more flexible options for the treatment of GST in commercial lighting installations.

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Warburton review into the Renewable Energy Target finally released

28 Aug 2014 | Green Energy Trading

Earlier this afternoon, the Government released its review into the Renewable Energy Target, chaired by Dick Warburton. The panel’s recommendations - while disappointing - are in line with expectations, recommending two possible options for the SRES

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Expanding accessibility of clean energy finance

19 Aug 2014 | Nick Butler

On 7 August, Green Energy Trading attended a workshop in Sydney, hosted by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, to contribute to the development of a guide for energy efficiency and renewable energy finance. It is hoped that this work will help make finance easier to understand and more accessible to Australians.

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RET outcomes still unknown

19 Aug 2014 | Green Energy Trading

After many months, we now understand that the recommendations of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) review have been delivered to the federal government. Predictably, we are starting to see speculative and contradictory reports in the media. Now more than ever, it is important that we continue to circulate the truth about clean energy in Australia, and to advocate for the longevity of renewable energy schemes.

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EECCA welcomes Vic Labor’s commitment to VEET scheme

07 Aug 2014 | Ric Brazzale

The Energy Efficiency Certificate Creators Association has welcomed today’s commitment by the Victorian Labor Party to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme.

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Changes to the Energy Savings Scheme

30 Jul 2014 | Green Energy Trading

On the 30 May 2014, the New South Wales Government announced changes to the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) Rule. The changes have been introduced by way of two amendments to the previous rule. This article outlines the main changes to the Commercial Lighting Formula as a result of those changes.

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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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