Abbott's RET review compromised by conflict of interest

The oil and gas industry has called for the renewables target to be abolished based on modelling work it paid for from one of the members of the government panel in charge of reviewing the scheme.

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association has called for the Renewable Energy Target to be scrapped using economic modelling work they paid for from a firm owned by Brian Fisher. Dr Fisher has been appointed by the Federal Government as one of four members of its panel in charge of reviewing the target.

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