Will I get $40 for RECs next year?

31 Mar 2010 | Green Energy Trading

We’re getting a lot of calls about what the government will do to the REC scheme/ Renewable Energy Target when the proposed changes are made. We’ve spoken to industry, visited Canberra and done quite a bit of investigating. So although we can’t confirm anything yet, and until the legislation is out no one can be sure of the details, we’ve made some ground interpreting the key parts. We want to update you on what this will mean for REC prices for our clients.


Small Renewable Energy Scheme - Still more questions than answers

15 Mar 2010 | Green Energy Trading

There’s still a lot of uncertainty about how the Small Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) will be implemented and its impact.


Electric water heaters to be phased out

31 Jan 2010 | Green Energy Trading

The Australian Government is now consulting on the phase-out of greenhouse intensive water heaters in existing Australian homes.


Changes to what makes an eligible premises

06 Jan 2010 | Green Energy Trading

The regulator has just updated their definition of what makes an eligible premises for Solar Credits. The key change is that when more than one separate premises (excluding outbuildings) is located at a single address, each will be considered a separate eligible premises.


Solar Credits making an impact

20 Dec 2009 | Green Energy Trading

One of the most hotly debated changes in our industry this year was the introduction of Solar Credits – aka phantom RECs. We first looked at this first back on September 14, now we have several months of data and can see how this has impacted.


CPRS voted down

01 Dec 2009 | Green Energy Trading

Today has been another interesting day in politics. The Rudd Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme has been defeated in the Senate with a vote of 32-41.


REC Prices Increase

08 Nov 2009 | Green Energy Trading

If anyone is in any doubt over the volatility of the REC market, they need only to have been around to see prices hike up towards the end of last week.


RECs fall to lowest price in more than 2 years

02 Oct 2009 | Green Energy Trading

The level of uncertainty in the marketplace has made the price of RECs, and what will happen next, a very hot topic. The last days have proven to be no less uncertain.


Solar Credits and VRECs - it’s one or the other.

18 Sep 2009 | Green Energy Trading

We’re getting a lot of questions about VRECs under the Solar Credit scheme. Solar Credits (the 5x multiplier) doesn’t apply to VRECs only RECs.


Renewable Energy Target regulations are now in place

18 Sep 2009 | Green Energy Trading

The regulations to give effect to Solar Credits (REC multiplier) and to tighten the requirements for commercial solar water heater systems are now in place.