A dose of reality for Australian energy cost estimates Giles Parkinson

Government economic advisor radically adjusts its energy cost forecasts, with solar and wind costs revised downwards in a big way. It admits that it got the cost of nuclear hopelessly wrong (but still has not recognised the interest, insurance and decommissioning costs).
Clean Energy Regulator says Australia now has 2 million small scale renewable energy systems – enough to power Perth, Hobart, Darwin and Canberra.
Yingli, world’s largest solar manufacturer, teams up with coal and nuclear giants as China accelerates push into distributed solar generation.
Consumption of electricity within the National Electricity Market has fallen for the 5th consecutive calendar year – and fell 2.8 per cent in 2013.
It’s now officially a requirement in Lancaster, California – all new single-family homes have to come with solar power thanks to Republican mayor Max Parris.
Electric cars are only as good as their juice.  In coal dominated China, India and Australia, they simply move emissions around the supply chain.

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