The big freeze for green energy

By Richard Denniss
Updated November 15 2018 - 8:30pm, first published July 29 2014 - 12:12am

Tony Abbott came to office promising to restore confidence to the economy and to deliver business certainty. But while he hasn’t wavered in his determination to repeal the carbon price, his equivocation on his election promise to maintain the Renewable Energy Target (RET) is delaying investment, driving up electricity prices and causing the kind of sovereign risk he once blamed the mining tax for.

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