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IEEFA report: Bundling rooftop solar, storage and an electric vehicle becoming cheaper in Australia

IEEFA report: Bundling rooftop solar, storage and an electric vehicle becoming cheaper in Australia

By 2024, cheaper for Australian households to invest in solar, storage and an EV in combination, than in solar alone

A new IEEFA report suggests Australia is on the cusp of another solar revolution. Australia has one of the world’s – if not the world’s highest – uptake of rooftop solar. The country also has one of the world’s lowest developed country uptakes of electric vehicles, which can be charged from rooftop solar. In 2018, […]

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IEEFA report: Solar potential in Australia warrants investing in electric vehicle market

IEEFA report: Solar potential in Australia warrants investing in electric vehicle market

Abundant resources and lower costs bode well for wider electric vehicle use

December 12, 2019 (IEEFA) – Australia has great potential to capitalize on its exceptional solar resources and save people big dollars by driving growth in electric vehicles powered by residential rooftop solar and batteries, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report, Steering by the […]

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New IEEFA Report: ‘Sub-Critical Australia’ East Coast Grid Needs an Electricity Market Plan

SYDNEY 17 May 2016 (IEEFA.org) – Australia’s east coast electricity market currently faces a disorderly transition resulting in the potential for black-outs and poor social and environmental outcomes, according to ‘Sub-Critical Australia,’ a new report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). According to the report, Australia’s National Energy Market […]

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New Zealand renewable energy generator mulls Australia exit

Renew Economy: New Zealand gen-tailer Meridian Energy has confirmed it is still seriously considering an exit from the Australian market, where it says heavy-handed political and regulatory interventions and the lack of a price on carbon emissions have nobbled renewable energy investment. In its annual results announcement on Wednesday, the Wellington-based company reported a nearly […]

August 26, 2021 Read More →

Denmark, Costa Rica seek countries willing to speed end of oil and gas

Reuters: Denmark and Costa Rica are trying to forge an alliance of countries willing to fix a date to phase out oil and gas production and to stop giving permits for new exploration, government ministers said and documents showed. Burning fossil fuels is the main source of the greenhouse gas emissions heating the planet, but […]

August 25, 2021 Read More →

NZ expands order for financial institutions to expand climate disclosure

IHS Markit ($): The New Zealand Parliament is expanding on a government order made in September 2020 requiring large insurers and financial institutions to identify their risks from climate change. The government claims that the Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosure and Other Matters) Amendment Bill would be the first such national law in the world. If […]

May 27, 2021 Read More →

Fitch sees significant growth potential for green hydrogen in Asia-Pacific region

Asian Power: Amid increasing viability of the technology, government support and investor interests in several markets, substantial growth opportunities abound for the green hydrogen sector in Asia Pacific over coming years, according to Fitch Solutions. The report observed increasing traction in electrolyser technologies as a carbon-free alternative, which involves the use of electricity to produce […]

August 31, 2020 Read More →

New Zealand firms join forces in country’s largest corporate renewable energy supply deal

Renew Economy: A group of New Zealand’s largest commercial and industrial energy users, including dairy giant Fonterra, has joined forces to procure what could be thousands of gigawatt-hours a year of renewable electricity via one of the nation’s first and biggest corporate power purchase agreements. The Renewable Electricity Generation Project, which is being coordinated by […]

July 23, 2020 Read More →

Australia’s Westpac Banking to stop thermal coal financing by 2030

Bloomberg: Financing a thermal coal project in Australia just got a little bit harder after Westpac Banking Corp. said it would exit the sector by 2030, leaving Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. as the last of the country’s big four yet to commit to dropping the most polluting fuel. Australia is the world’s […]

May 4, 2020 Read More →

New Zealand to divest fossil fuel stocks from government-backed savings funds

SBS News: The New Zealand government is ringfencing billions of dollars from fossil fuel investments, effectively divesting much of the country’s superannuation scheme. On Sunday, Commerce Minister Kris Faafoi announced the country’s ‘KiwiSaver’ accounts would be going green. From next year, default funds will no longer be able to include ‘fossil fuel production’ companies in […]

March 2, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA report: Bundling rooftop solar, storage and an electric vehicle becoming cheaper in Australia
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IEEFA report: Bundling rooftop solar, storage and an electric vehicle becoming cheaper in Australia

By 2024, cheaper for Australian households to invest in solar, storage and an EV in combination, than in solar alone

A new IEEFA report suggests Australia is on the cusp of another solar revolution. Australia has one of the world’s – if not the world’s highest – uptake of rooftop solar. The country also has one of the world’s lowest developed country uptakes of electric vehicles, which can be charged from rooftop solar. In 2018, […]

and December 17, 2019 Read More →
IEEFA report: Solar potential in Australia warrants investing in electric vehicle market
and

IEEFA report: Solar potential in Australia warrants investing in electric vehicle market

Abundant resources and lower costs bode well for wider electric vehicle use

December 12, 2019 (IEEFA) – Australia has great potential to capitalize on its exceptional solar resources and save people big dollars by driving growth in electric vehicles powered by residential rooftop solar and batteries, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report, Steering by the […]

and December 12, 2019 Read More →

New Zealand grid operator sees big potential for rooftop solar

PV Magazine: Transpower, New Zealand’s state-owned transmission grid operator, says falling solar and storage costs have sparked interest in PV for a market already well served by wind and hydro power. The nation already uses renewable energy for almost 90% of its electricity demand, according to live transmission data on Transpower’s website, but PV is […]

February 12, 2019 Read More →