Electricity prices rises not driven by renewables

Australian states with less new renewable energy (and more coal) have seen higher electricity price increases than those with more new wind and solar.

The argument that a rapid shift to renewable energy generation, such as has been seen in South Australia, drives up consumer electricity prices has been thrown about a lot, lately, by the federal Coalition and right wing media outlets. But that’s not what the data says.

Renew Economy: Sophie Vorrath: 2 March 2017

http://reneweconomy.com.au/graph-day-electricity-prices-rises-not-driven-renewables-41686/ 

Thanks to Jenny Goldie, Climate Action Monaro, for alerting me to this article.

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