'Dr No' Abbott saps initiative

With the Gillard government having a case of amnesia, the tabloid newspapers focussing on the most shocking elements in a story and the Coalition saying no to everything, little progress has been made on the National Energy Saving Initiative. It's a sorry state of affairs.

On Thursday afternoon the federal government quietly released a report detailing a preliminary model for a national market to save energy, referred to as the National Energy Saving Initiative. This scheme would be largely modelled on programs already in place in NSW and Victoria, which place requirements on electricity retailers to acquire energy savings via the use of tradeable certificates.

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