Barnett’s solar backdown – how it happened

The story of how Barnett backflipped on cutting the solar feed-in tariff offers a template for how the sector could combat a potential anti-renewables assault by a future Abbott government.

Within the space of four days the solar sector managed to get WA Premier Colin Barnett to overrule his treasurer, and reverse a budget decision to halve the 40 cent feed-in tariff for 75,000 existing owners of solar PV. 


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