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AEC Statement on Expansion of Capacity Investment Scheme

AEC Statement on Expansion of Capacity Investment Scheme

The Federal Government's expansion of the Capacity Investment Scheme (CIS) is an important announcement that should accelerate the deployment of additional renewables and storage but is not without risk, according to the peak body for energy generators and retailers, the Australian Energy Council.

BY Australian Energy Council Nov 23 2023
Statement on latest market assessment

Statement on latest market assessment

The Australian Energy Market Operator's latest assessment of market demand and supply will act as a signal to the private sector to invest in new generation, the peak body for generators said.

BY Australian Energy Council Aug 31 2023
Statement on National Net Zero Authority

Statement on National Net Zero Authority

The peak body for electricity generators and retailers, the Australian Energy Council (AEC), said a national authority to support and complement existing work to manage the transition to a net zero emissions economy was welcome.

BY Australian Energy Council May 05 2023
Victoria’s ‘Back to the Future’ announcement a retrograde step

Victoria’s ‘Back to the Future’ announcement a retrograde step

The Victorian Government's election platform to reinstate the State Electricity Commission and expedite the exit of coal plant from the state will damage market and investor confidence and ignores the lessons of history, according to the peak body for energy retailers and generators.

BY Australian Energy Council Oct 20 2022
Australian Energy Council surging to a low-carbon future

Australian Energy Council surging to a low-carbon future

Published in The Australian, 16 December 2021 By Sarah McNamara, Chief Executive, Australian Energy Council In mid-2020, the Australian Energy Council supported adoption of a Net Zero by 2050 target for Australia.

BY Australian Energy Council Dec 16 2021
AEMO’s future plan welcomed

AEMO’s future plan welcomed

The Australian Energy Council has commended the market operator for delivering a clear-eyed assessment of how to best manage the "once-in-a-century transformation" underway in the electricity system with the release of its Integrated System Plan (ISP).

BY Australian Energy Council Dec 10 2021
Electricity is doing its part – the rest of the economy needs a plan to cut emissions

Electricity is doing its part – the rest of the economy needs a plan to cut emissions

To get to net zero by 2050 and significantly reduce emissions by 2030 other sectors will have to lift their game rather than let the energy industry do all the heavy lifting, according to the Australian Energy Council.

BY AEC Oct 28 2021
Energy Council welcomes important step forward for Australia

Energy Council welcomes important step forward for Australia

The Federal Government'scommitment to a net zero emissions target by 2050 is an important step towards the decarbonisation of Australia's economy, according to the Australian Energy Council.

BY AEC Oct 26 2021
Solar continues to set records

Solar continues to set records

At more than 14.7 gigawatts (GW) rooftop solar is now the second largest generator by capacity in Australia, according to the latest Australian Energy Council Solar Report.

BY AEC Aug 05 2021
Report shows solar continues to shine

Report shows solar continues to shine

Australia's love of solar continues to grow with the latest data showing people are going bigger when to comes to getting rooftop solar.

BY AEC May 06 2021
New data shows solar shines despite lockdowns

New data shows solar shines despite lockdowns

Rooftop solar installation grew by 18 per cent nationally over the last year, according to the Australian Energy Council's latest Solar Report, which showed record growth in solar PV capacity and installations during 2020.

BY AEC Feb 04 2021
Energy bill support welcomed

Energy bill support welcomed

The Australian Energy Council welcomes the Victorian Government's power bill support for households facing immediate hardship.

BY AEC Nov 17 2020
Market intervention retrograde

Market intervention retrograde

The Victorian Government's direction to the market operator to develop a large-scale battery in Geelong without independent regulatory scrutiny of costs and benefits or clarity of how it will participate in the energy market, is a bad idea, according to the Australian Energy Council.

BY AEC Nov 05 2020

DER roadmap welcomed

WA's Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Roadmap is a sensible plan to harness the benefits of new power delivery technologies for all energy users.

BY AEC Apr 06 2020

Renewables need national policy certainty, not state targets: industry

Victoria's renewable energy auctions and legislative target should be part of a national approach to effectively lower emissions generation, the energy industry said today.

BY AEC Dec 21 2017

Consumer is king in new competitive energy market

The growth in Australian households installing solar PV, batteries and driving electric cars will require development of a new competitive energy market to make sure consumers maximise the value from these technologies, a new report has found.

BY AEC Dec 21 2017

RET delivering, energy crisis not over

Increased investment in renewables projects is welcome and confirms the energy industry is on track to deliver the Renewable Energy Target, but there is still much to do to avert the current supply crisis, the energy industry said today.

BY AEC May 03 2017

SA Blackout Report Outlines New Rules for Grid 2.0

The final report into South Australia's state-wide blackout provides an important outline for how a high intermittent renewables grid needs to operate in the 21st century, the energy industry said today.

BY AEC Mar 28 2017

Pumped Storage Will Assist Energy Transition

An expansion of the Snowy Scheme's pumped hydro storage capacity would assist in managing the future reliability of the electricity system, the energy industry said today.

BY AEC Mar 16 2017
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