Northern Rivers Echo
Solar households and businesses could receive higher prices for the power they feed-in to the grid, following release of a new draft tariff by IPART.
The benchmark feed-in tariff will more than double, and help customers negotiate a better deal from energy retailers.
IPART’s draft determination of a fair value for solar more than doubles the previous tariff of 5.5 - 7.2 cents per kilowatt hour, proposing an increase to 11.6 - 14.6 c/kWh.
When shopping around customers should consider all aspects of a retailer's offer, including charges, feed-in tariffs, discounts, late payment fees or early exit fees.
The final tariff determination will be issued in June following consultation. View IPART’s draft report at https://www.ipart.nsw.gov.au/Home/Industries/Energy/Reviews/Electricity/Solar-feed-in-tariffs-201718
Great news for farmers as NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matt Kean scraps fees for quad bike training.
Farmers who complete the approved training course also receive a free helmet – valued around $120 – for use on their quad bikes. These changes underline a further saving of $230 for NSW farmers.
Farmers should visit www.safework.nsw.gov.au for more details. Groups of 6 or more can receive on-farm training.
Households are invited to participate in the NSW Government’s first Great Food Waste Study, which will go fridge to fridge in NSW homes, to paint a clearer picture of the types and amounts of food people waste.
We're asking households to participate in a study to get a better read on how much food they waste every year, so we can develop programs to reduce food waste. To be part of the study, visit: www.lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.au/GreatNSWFoodWasteStudy