The revelation of a government direction to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to slash investment in wind and small-scale solar PV because the CEFC shouldn't be investing in "mature and established clean energy technologies" plainly rattled the government. The Australian was briefed to rush into print to explain that there was no Coalition war on renewables -- indeed, nothing to see here at all, just a left-wing fiction. The government merely wanted the CEFC to invest in emerging technologies. The Coalition, apparently, is the best friend renewable energy ever had.
The Coalition’s war on renewables: follow the money
The government's war on renewable energy reflects the strong financial links between the fossil fuel industry and the Coalition.