While there's a compelling political logic to the government abandoning bipartisanship on energy for the chance to continue attacking Labor -- it badly needs something to shake up politics, given what seems to be a very sticky Labor polling lead -- the risks manifested themselves immediately yesterday: the energy industry and business immediately criticised the dumping of a Clean Energy Target, and the government had to deny that it was a cave-in driven by Tony Abbott.

Both are dangerous, but the latter rather more than the former.