Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has effectively confirmed that the government will be pursuing a political strategy of continuing to attack Labor on energy policy, rather than committing to a bipartisan approach that will provide investor certainty.

In a speech in Sydney this morning, distributed to newspapers ahead of time, Frydenberg argued that the costs of solar, wind and battery storage were falling so quickly that, along with greater demand management, no further incentives may be needed to encourage investment in renewable energy, obviating the need for a Clean Energy Target as recommended by the government's own energy review by Chief Scientist Alan Finkel.