25 May '15, 8am

PV Talk: What Australia’s Renewable Energy Target compromise means for solar

John Grimes, chief executive of the Australian Solar Council. Image: AuSES Grimes: 'We have probably seen the potential for big solar scaled back by about 80% as a result of the reduction in the target'. Image: SunPower Blogger Tom Kenning The long-running saga over reviewing Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) came to a head recently with a chaotic muddle of well-touted agreements between the two leading political parties cut down by last-minute u-turns. The ensuing confusion simply reinforced 14 months of uncertainty in the solar energy sector since the review first began. Nevertheless, this week the Coalition Government and Labor Opposition agreed to reduce the RET to 33,000GWh, down from 41,000GWh, while excluding controversial plans to continue reviewing the target every two years. John Grimes, chief executive of the Australian Solar Council, spoke to PV Tech ab...

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