Topic archives: Renewable Energy Target

A tale of two RETs

February 23, 2017

News Corp can't make up its mind.

Shorten’s Super-RET: dumb economics, but smart politics?

Shorten’s Super-RET: dumb economics, but smart politics?

July 22, 2015 40

Bill Shorten's higher RET is intended to exploit the gap between voter enthusiasm for renewables and Tony Abbott's pathological hatred of them. But it's not the best way to achieve decarbonisation.

Rundle: Abbott’s gutting of renewables is not just dumb, it’s treason

Rundle: Abbott’s gutting of renewables is not just dumb, it’s treason

July 20, 2015 38

Renewable energy is helping Australia make the transition from private to socialised power. And that scares the pants off Big Energy.

Poll Bludger: Abbott versus wind farms and the RET

Poll Bludger: Abbott versus wind farms and the RET

June 17, 2015 10

If Abbott wants to wedge Labor, attacking the environment might be the safest option.

Dark cloud for solar in watered-down RET

Dark cloud for solar in watered-down RET

May 19, 2015

The good news is the Abbott government has finally agreed to a Renewable Energy Target. The bad news is it is nowhere near where it should be.

Budget losers: climate agencies up in smoke

May 13, 2015 9

Like true conservatives, the Coalition's leadership team thinks the best environmental strategy is to defund every climate science body but boost spending for a bunch of people to pick up litter.

What the energy white paper should’ve said

April 9, 2015 1

Crikey readers discuss the energy white paper and other issues of the day.

Essential: voters sour on the economy and Hockey

Essential: voters sour on the economy and Hockey

March 24, 2015 1

Voters are gloomy about the state of the economy, but they want a stronger Renewable Energy Target, not a watered down one, this week's Essential Report shows.

The cheap, easy way Abbott can win votes — and maybe save the planet

The cheap, easy way Abbott can win votes — and maybe save the planet

February 9, 2015 5

There's a very easy way for Abbott to get a substantial part of the electorate back on side ...

Business as usual not enough in a disappointing MYEFO

Business as usual not enough in a disappointing MYEFO

December 16, 2014 19

With deficits as far as the eye can see, the government needs to work out how to encourage business investment. Crikey writers Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer explain.