This weekend's Victorian state election provides voters with a fairly stark choice about the future of energy policy in the state. Yet the campaigns of the major parties have barely touched the issues of energy and the environment.
The numerous promises have been focused on local commitments and jobs, education and health have predominated. These are the issues that pollsters have found connecting with swinging voters. The defining battleground has been transport where the Napthine Government initially made the East West Link toll road its centrepiece and then sensing the mood, made an extravagant series of public transport policies.