Macfarlane’s energy price squeeze

Ian Macfarlane faces a tough bind as rising gas prices will overwhelm any energy price relief from repeal of the carbon tax. The last thing he needs is to increase demand for gas and increase wholesale electricity prices by slashing uptake of solar and wind power.

Earlier this week I wrote about how moving over to the government benches is likely to alter the way Greg Hunt looks at things (Can Hunt slip his Coalition chains? September 25). It will do the same thing for Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane. 

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