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17/10/2017 - The Australian Government have announced their "Better Energy Future Plan" for Australia which leaves the renewables industry guessing where it leaves them. As expected the plan is very light on detail and seems to put the emphasis on meeting the future energy needs and meeting the emissions targets firmly on the energy retailers. Also on the face of the announcement seems to indicate the end of the proposed Clean Energy Target (CET) and the phasing out of the current Large Scale Renewable Energy Target (RET) by 2020 with a grandfathering period until 2030 (but no one knows how this will be set up). No mention of the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) in any of the announcements.
28/09/2017 - The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has released new framework regarding the eligibility for replacement panels under the Small-scale Energy Scheme (SRES). Replacement panels will no longer be eligible for STC creation. To allow for participants who may have already scheduled in work or quoted work, STC creation will still be considered for installations up to 31/01/18 as long as all other requirements have been satisfied.
20/09/2017 - The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has published a market update for Small Scale Technology Certificates which shows what we already knew being, a large oversupply for 2017, STC creation 23% above 2016 and the resulting drop in the STC price. They have also indicated an increase in the 2018 STC target. The article appears to be pointed at agents/people with STCs in the Clearing House and letting them know they could be in for a long wait.
03/05/17 - The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has announced 100% compliance by liable entities in meeting the STC surrender requirements for the first quarter of 2017.
28th March 2017 - STC Target released for 2017. The target has been set at 7.01% which equates to approx 12.4 million STCs for the year. This target is more than 3 million STCs less than the non-binding estimate for 2017 released last year of 9.02%
10th November 2016 - Ecogeneration Magazine have publised an article on Trade In Green and our Solar Power Purchase Agreement (SPPAs) offer. Our Managing Director was interviewed to explain how SPPAs can help our installer/retailer clients compete in the SPPA market against their larger competitors.
30th September 2016 - The Clean Energy Regulator is investigating allegations of certificates claimed for unapproved solar photovoltaic (PV) panels under the Renewable Energy Target scheme. A notice has been sent out to all installers and agents warning of the activity
14th September 2016 - The STC Deeming Period will start to decline from 1 January 2017. The deeming period will reduce from 15 years to 14 years for all installs done in 2017. The deeming period will reduce by one for each year after this.