Is Origin fudging its figures?

Origin has some explaining to do over its RET Review submission, with its numbers for the cost of the scheme inexplicably high and out of whack with those of the energy market rule-maker.

Origin Energy has provided a submission to the Climate Change Authority which contains some rather ambitious claims about the costs of the RET that deserve greater explanation from the company, and serious scrutiny from the Climate Change Authority.

In the submission Origin claims that reducing the large-scale renewable energy target from its current 41,000GWh in 2020, to 27,000GWh would provide:


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