Palmer's 'hero' headache for Coalition

While over a quarter of Coalition MPs appear unhappy with the RET, the government's own economic modelling plus the opposition of Clive Palmer mean they are on a political hiding to nothing.

Two key events last week now leave the government in a very tricky political situation surrounding its position on the Renewable Energy Target:

1)  Its hand-picked economic modeller found that the Renewable Energy Target was likely to lower business and household electricity bills, and the further it is cut back the higher the impact on power bills will be.

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