Origin's opportunistic RET resistance

Origin Energy signed the biggest renewable energy PPA in Australia and then undid its good work by suggesting a change to the RET – one that would have a devastating impact on renewables.

Origin made big news in the Australian renewables sector yesterday by signing onto the biggest renewable energy power purchase agreement ever contracted in this country – the 270MW Snowtown II wind farm in SA. It represented an almost perfect rebuttal to criticisms by others in the renewable energy sector that the company was playing games to undermine the Renewable Energy Target by holding off on entering into PPAs to create the impression the target could not be met.

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