Original article by David Crowe
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 15-Sep-17
The Federal Government is expected to retain the renewable energy target in its current form, due to the prospect of any changes being rejected by the Senate and concern that further changes could create sovereign risk for investors. However, the Government is expected to announce that the RET will not apply to new projects from 2020. Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has been criticised in parliament over his claim that the average Sydney household’s electricity bill has risen by $A1,000 since the Coalition was elected in 2013.
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, AUSTRALIAN ENERGY REGULATOR, ENERGY CONSUMERS AUSTRALIA, BAECONOMICS PTY LTD, MINERALS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SCIENTIST