Daily update: UBS says average Australian houses could go off-grid by 2018

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Daily update: UBS says average Australian houses could go off-grid by 2018


Renew Economy editor@reneweconomy.com.au via mail19.atl111.rsgsv.net

1:37 PM (1 hour ago)

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Australian households could go off-grid by 2018, Origin lines up another attack on RET, ARENA defends renewables role, ACT energy minister slams Hockey’s wind comments, CEFC key to unlocking huge potential in renewables market, Cost gap between renewables and gas is closing in US, Is Europe paying the price for its solar leadership? and From grid defected to grid connected.
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Investment bank UBS says average Australian households may find it cost competitive to leave the grid as soon as 2018, as the cost of solar continues its decline and the cost of battery storage also falls.
Origin Energy suggests changes to RET that would mean no large scale projects, or no rooftop solar – or little of both.
ARENA says audit commission has misunderstood its role, as it prepares for bad news about funding – and possibly its independence – in next week’s budget.
ACT energy minister Simon Corbell says he is “ashamed” of federal government’s renewable policies, and mocks Joe Hockey’s wind farm comments.
CEFC CEO Oliver Yates says fund’s role as ‘circuit-breaker or catalyst’ in Australian renewables has been crucial, and he hopes it can keep doing its job.
Wind’s levelized cost of energy is catching up to gas in the US, and solar is only a step behind.
Parts of Europe could be feeling the effects of starting the solar party on their own.
Companies like eLab’s Sunverge are combining grid-tied solar power and batteries to provide

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