Where are the new energy business models?

More fundamental changes are needed to allow energy market incumbents to develop new business models rather than the current focus on tweaking old and outdated models.

Electricity network businesses, retailers and coal and gas generators are becoming more and more concerned by the reduction in electricity use that is in part caused by the uptake of PV and energy efficiency measures. Likewise governments, especially those who own these businesses, are also increasingly worried. This is not only happening in Australia but also internationally.

For quite understandable reasons, this is resulting in increasing opposition from utilities and government, mainly to PV but also to any measures that reduce energy use.

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