The Conversation | 2 May 2013

rooftop solar panels (TheConversation May 2013)CPD report describes the benefits of Going Solar, with a close look at Australia’s electricity price security.

Laura Eadie’s article in The Conversation addresses common concerns and outlines the new report.

The latest report from CPD’s Sustainable Economy team recommends policies to insure Australia’s electricity system against future price shocks. Australia has just reached one million solar homes, with two million likely before 2020. The report takes an open-minded look at the economics of rooftop solar, finding that all Australians can benefit from high levels of rooftop solar.

“Rooftop solar will play a key role in Australia’s transition to a clean, affordable and reliable electricity system. The public debate needs to consider the risks of not embracing this shift.”

Download Going solar: renewing Australia’s electricity options

Read the full article “Rooftop solar reduces the risk of price hikes … for everyone”



Laura’s article has been republished across the APN group websites including  Sunshine Coast Daily, Gympie Times, Gladstone Observer, Bundaberg News-Mail, Coffs Coast Advocate, Clarence Valley Daily Examiner, Fraser Coast Chronicle, Ipswich Queensland Times, Mackay Daily Mercury, My Daily News, Northern Star, Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, Toowoomba Chronicle, Warwick Daily News, Ballina Shire Advocate, Byron Shire News, Caboolture News, Central Telegraph, Coolum & North Shore News, CQ News, Northern Rivers Echo, Gatton Star, Ipswich Advertiser, Noosa News, Range News, South Burnett Times, Stanthorpe Border Post, Surat Basin Online, The Reporter, The Satellite, and Whitsunday Times.

Access the APN article in the Sunshine Coast Daily


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