Gottliebsen is wrong on renewables tax

On the back of an interview with Origin's Grant King the provocative claim was made that the carbon tax would be replaced by a "renewables tax". A case of rhetoric over-reaching reality.

Yesterday my fellow columnist, Robert Gottliebsen, made the rather provocative claim – based on an interview with Origin Energy’s CEO Grant King – that while the carbon tax was about to disappear, it would be replaced by a “renewables tax”.

Excusing the fact that labelling it a ‘tax’ is kind of strange given it raises no revenue for the government, are electricity consumers about to be hit by some huge new regulatory impost?

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