Australian Energy Market Commission

Solar Tax Coming For Australia?

Ironically, it was John Howard, a long serving Australian Liberal (Conservative) Prime Minister, who brought in subsidies for household rooftop solar in Australia (circa 2007). As well as subsidies for the upfront purchase, there were generous feed-in tariffs (FIT). The solar system on my roof was installed in 2009 and … [continued]

Renewable Energy Modeling Wars

RenewEconomy The debate over the future of Australia’s renewable energy target should properly be fought out in the public arena, among politicians, and in the mainstream media. Both seem disinterested, so the real fight is happening behind close doors, in the in-camera sessions of the RET Review panel and within … [continued]