News & events


  • Report: LGC Snapshot (May 2016) 14 Jun 2016

    Wind power output reached an all time record, with an average NEM-wide capacity factor of 49.5 per cent for the month of May.  • Tasmanian hydro storages have continued to recover and have now reached 26 per cent, however output from Gordon and Poatina was dramatically curtailed as expected, and they are no longer above their pro-rata baselines.

  • Report: Solar Snapshot (May 2016) 09 Jun 2016

    STC creation picked up in May, exceeding the required target for 2 weeks. However the year to date average creation continues to remain noticeably below the rate required for the 2016 target, running at an average of 285,000 STCs .

  • Report: Solar Snapshot (April 2016) 13 May 2016

    STC creation in April continues to remain noticeably below the rate required for the 2016 target, running at an average of 279,000 STCs per week year to date compared to a 327,300 target.

  • Australian Solar Council - Hall of Fame Induction 13 May 2016

    Australian Solar Council - Hall of Fame during the Solar Energy Conference 2016

  • Report: ESC Snapshot (April 2016) 13 May 2016

    Commercial lighting recorded strong creation (245k); the 3rd highest creation month since July 2014.The 6 month rolling average is now 178k which is more than double what it was 12 months ago.

  • Report: Quarterly Renewables Report Q1 2016 29 Apr 2016

    In the prior December report we estimated that 4400MW of new project commitments were required in 2016 to avoid a shortfall from the target. With one quarter down only 226MW have been committed, reinforcing our prior conclusion that it is extremely unlikely that the market will avoid a shortfall in 2018 and consequent penalties.

  • Report: Quarterly Solar Report Q1 2016 21 Apr 2016

    STC creation in the March Quarter was the lowest level since the SRES commenced in 2011. It was 10.8 per cent lower than the average of the previous 4 quarters.

  • Report: Solar Snapshot (March 2016) 15 Apr 2016

    STCs representing 59.1MW of solar PV capacity were created in March, up 6 per cent on last month’s report figures in spite of Easter break, however they are down 11.7 per cent on March last year.

  • Report: VEEC Snapshot (March 2016) 15 Apr 2016

    VEEC Commercial lighting activity (Schedule 34)  continues to grow rapidly, accounting for 33 per cent of total March certificate creation.  The number of VEECs generated from this activity has more than doubled in the first quarter of 2016 (compared to last quarter of 2015).

  • Report: LGC Snapshot (February 2016) 18 Mar 2016

    Moree Solar Farm has now been accredited alongside 8 other small power stations while Coonoeer Bridge Wind Farm and DeGrussa Solar Farm have accreditation applications pending.

  • Tristan Edis joins Green Energy Markets team 05 Feb 2016

    Green Energy Markets is pleased to announce that Tristan Edis, who many will already know from his prior role as the Editor of Climate Spectator, will be joining the organisation as Director – Analysis and Advisory.

  • Huge penalty charges loom as renewable investment remains at standstill 20 Jan 2016

    Australian consumers face paying nearly $2 billion in so-called “penalty prices” in a few years time if the two-year standstill on renewable energy investments continues much longer, according to a leading industry analyst.

  • Report: Quarterly Renewables Report Q4 2015 19 Jan 2016

    The LGC spot price started the quarter at $64.65 and continued to increase through the quarter reaching as high $77.05 before easing back and closing the year $72.80. The price has increased after the end of the year and reached $77.05 on 19 January 2016.

  • Report: VEEC Snapshot (November 2015) 15 Dec 2015

    Monthly creation from commercial lighting has increased for the fifth month in a row and accounted for 12 per cent of total November creation. Additionally, so far in December it has accounted for 23 per cent of creation (to 7 December).

  • Report: LGC Snapshot (October 2015) 10 Nov 2015

    The spot LGC price opened the month at $64.65 and progressively increased to close the month of October at $69.25. The price continued to rise into November and reached $72.40 on 6 November.


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