The RET might need fine tuning, but it serves an important purpose, and its cost pales in comparison to that of the electricity supply industry.
By building new fossil-fuel power stations, governments continue to support the existing path dependencies and lock us out of a renewable future.
Putting a budget surplus above the need to reduce Australia’s carbon deficit has proved bad news for clean energy. It is also bad economics.
All sources of power generation pollute the environment in some way, so why are NSW wind farms alone subject to a 2km veto rule?