It is impossible to forecast a federal election more than twelve months out, especially as we can’t even be sure of the identity of the two candidates. That hasn’t stopped people from trying however, with no shortage of pundits lining up to call Opposition leader Tony Abbott 'Australia’s next prime minister'. The polls suggest they will be proven right, but polls can fluctuate wildly in the year of an election.
For the clean energy sector the next election is a big one. Abbott has insisted he will repeal the carbon tax, get rid of the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation and scrap Solar Flagships.