We provide this submission to the Committee after having recently completed a major piece of research (2014) into the economics of gas as compared with efficient electric technology for households. We believe the findings of this work to be of relevance to this Enquiry and to the cons
ATA believe there is a strong case to be made for a target of a minimum of 6.9Mt/yr CO2-e for five years. The Consultation Paper demonstrates that the highest net benefits are associated with the highest target modelled – that of 6.2Mt/yr CO2-e. Targets above 6.2Mt have not been model
ATA is highly supportive COAG Energy Council’s review of energy market governance arrangements and appreciates this opportunity to contribute to the same. ATA hopes this review will lead to changes to governance arrangements that improve representation, transparency and accountability
The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) and the Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre (CUAC) welcome the opportunity to provide feedback to the Council of Australian Governments Energy Council (COAGEC) regarding the regulation for new energy products and services in the energy marke
The requirement for authorisations and exemptions needs to be based on the provision of energy services, rather than the sale of energy. ATA appreciates that the AER only has jurisdiction to regulate for sale of energy, hence retail and exempt selling arrangements apply today only whe
A key specialist area of the ATA’s in this regard is the economic impact, both at the customer level and with respect to the dynamics of the electricity market, of distributed generation (DG). Through our work as consumer advocates on broader issues within the NEM, ATA has developed a
The primary intention behind the RET’s design was to provide least cost renewable energy investment, in particular at a time (in the early to mid 2000s) when all renewable generation sources had a significantly higher levelised cost than their traditional centralised generation counte
After approximately four years of electricity demand reduction in the national electricity market (peak and average electricity demand) it is now irrefutable that greater investment in solar PV has driven down wholesale electricity prices.
Tasmania is considering moving to a market mechanism for retail electricity where private companies provide the electricity and set the price for consumers. The theory is that competition will help keep prices down.