O’Farrell’s renewable energy wonderland

The NSW government lives in a whimsical world where carbon pricing, that should be rescinded, justifies closing a renewable energy target that creates lasting economic prosperity and imposes costs that it doesn’t really impose, except IPART decided it did. Did you understand that? Welcome to O’Farrell’s clean energy wonderland.

Some days you just have laugh at the weird and wacky way in which we manage to conduct climate change and energy policy in this country. We seem to have multiple parallel universes in which governments conduct energy and climate change policy. Yesterday it was the NSW government operating like something out of Alice in Wonderland. 

Not much more than a week ago we had the NSW government pull a PR stunt worthy of former SA Premier Mike Rann. The NSW government released its Renewable Energy Action Plan, which asserted that:

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