A green light for Marinus?
Sep09

A green light for Marinus?

This is a summary of the paper. You can download the full paper with references (PDF 700 kB) Summary The release of the Project Assessment Conclusions Report (PACR) for Project Marinus is an important point in the analysis of the project but it is not in itself a green light for the project to go ahead and it does not guarantee that the project is a viable investment and says nothing about how the project will be paid for. The...

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100% renewable, are we there yet?
Aug02

100% renewable, are we there yet?

[This article first appeared in the Hobart Mercury on 2 August 2021. A fuller version with references and calculations is available as a PDF.] Last November, Guy Barnett claimed that “Tasmania is now 100 per cent self-sufficient in renewable energy”. The end of the financial year is a good time to fact check this claim by comparing it with what actually happened. In summary, in 2020-2021 renewable electricity generation was less than...

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It’s nearly 2021 – don’t panic about solar rebates
Dec30

It’s nearly 2021 – don’t panic about solar rebates

Update December 2020:  This post was originally written in December 2019. The same principles apply each year until 2030. Do not be panicked into signing a contract for solar before January the first. Original post: Of the many things that will change as we enter a new decade, one thing that people shouldn’t panic about is the slight reduction in the ‘rebates’ paid on new solar installations. Some less scrupulous solar sales companies...

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Metering FAQ
Nov26

Metering FAQ

Changes to electricity metering National changes were implemented from 1 December 2017 which affect the way electricity metering is supplied and managed. The intention was to facilitate retail competition and assist the roll-out of advanced meters (aka smart meters). In Tasmania this resulted in the responsibility for the installation of new and replacement meters transferring from TasNetworks to Aurora Energy. Aurora Energy have...

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TREA Annual General Meeting and strategy discussion – 17 October 2018
Oct01

TREA Annual General Meeting and strategy discussion – 17 October 2018

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Tasmanian Renewable Energy Alliance Inc. will be held at 5pm on Wednesday 17 October at the Talbot Hotel, 131 New Town Road, New Town. (Parking at rear). The meeting will also include an informal discussion and planning for what TREA should be doing to prepare for the end of the legacy FiT on 31 December. The business of the Annual General Meeting is to: elect the officers of the Association and...

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