Turnbull’s empty energy idea

Posted on: Sun 22 Oct 2017

In his recent report, Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel, recommended the adoption of a Clean Energy Target as the centrepiece of a future energy policy, but this has been rejected by the Turnbull Government. In its place the government is putting forward, the National Energy Guarantee, which proposes both reliability and emissions guarantees. But, renewable energy subsidies will be abolished. Its claimed outcomes include reduced power prices, and that Australia will still meet its Paris climate targets. To examine the issue further, Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to Tom Butler, Director of Energy Transformation at the Clean Energy Council.

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