ACIL Tasman - Confessions of an economic hit…sorry, miss man

TRUenergy has used modelling from economic consultants ACIL Tasman to justify its push to weaken the RET. But given ACIL's past track record, it’s hard to take the analysis seriously.

Earlier this month, TRUenergy used modelling work by ACIL Tasman to spearhead an effort to have the Renewable Energy Target watered down. This analysis suggested that the cost of the RET would be an eye popping $53.3 billion (strangely expressed in nominal dollars when just about everyone normally adjusts for inflation).

Yet why would anyone take analysis from economic consultancy and energy modellers ACIL Tasman seriously?

Let’s consider its track record.

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