Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced business commentators. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report - Australia’s #1 online investment report. Along with Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, Alan also founded Business Spectator, the popular business news and commentary website. Alan is the regular finance presenter on the ABC News and producer of the popular nightly graph (or two).
As the LGC spot price grows and a compromise looms on the RET, might a few developers and financiers decide it's worth the risk to dive in and build some projects, even without a long term power purchase contract?
The electricity laws in Australia already require network companies to consider network and non-network solutions, and the trend is against network solutions. They'd be wise to take a stake in people-driven energy solutions.
Rather than sending letters of demand to others that fan alarmist claims about solar safety, Greg Hunt would be better asking himself why his government doesn't bother to test the performance of solar panels receiving support under the Renewable Energy Target.
The week in clean energy saw the investment bank trump its peers with 10-year spending goal while interconnection capacity doubled between France and Spain, a major step in the EU's cross-border power goal.