Daily update: Solar’s dramatic cost fall may herald energy price deflation

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Daily update: Solar’s dramatic cost fall may herald energy price deflation

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Renew Economy editor@reneweconomy.com.au via mail6.wdc01.mcdlv.net

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UBS research shows soaring network costs have made Australia the most expensive market for electricity prices. However, the average increases in costs from renewable-focused countries such as Germany and Denmark have been below average.
Negawatts are largely untapped in Australia, and all sides of politics are missing a massive opportunity to create a loyal following in regional areas
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