30 Oct '12, 3pm

Calls to Cut Australia's 20 Percent Renewable Energy Target Rejected

Calls to Cut Australia's 20 Percent Renewable Energy Target Rejected

In its first major publication since its inception in July, the Climate Change Authority (CCA) on Friday said altering the target would harm investor confidence. It recommends that the fixed large-scale RET target of 41,000 GWh per annum remains unchanged, and its full recommendations were included in a 150-page discussion paper as part of a wider review of the RET by the authority, which is due to be finished in December. The RET, which enjoys support from both the ruling Labor Party and the opposition Liberal-National Coalition, met significant opposition from companies such as utilities Origin Energy and Energy Australia and the Business Council of Australia. Opponents wanted the set target cut because it would overshoot, resulting in higher industry costs. “The challenge is to strike a reasonable balance between encouraging further investment in renewable energy — lead...

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