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