The Council of Australian Governments meets today to have their say on the NEG, and not every state and territory is going in with a smile.
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.
Renewable energy is helping Australia make the transition from private to socialised power. And that scares the pants off Big Energy.
If Abbott wants to wedge Labor, attacking the environment might be the safest option.
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.
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.
Crikey readers discuss the energy white paper and other issues of the day.
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.