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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Quarterly STC pricing cycle

22 Sep 2014 | Green Energy Trading

For the past year, small-scale technology certificates (STCs) have had a period of hitherto unprecedented price stability. A frequently heard complaint is that this stability has deprived traders of the key element required to actively and profitably trade in the STC market; volatility.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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