"Open for business" Pffft. As long as it's the RIGHT business. Renewable energy target in the spotlight http://www.smh.com.au/comment/renewable-energy-target-in-the-spotlight-20140825-107zn1.html From the comments: How lamentable that in our so called developed nation, government energy policy is essentially ideologically driven. As has been pointed out in the SMH and elsewhere, renewable energy could be a national export strength, providing much needed revenue and jobs and begin to address climate change in a serious way. But let's not mince words; the flat earth, Liberal Coalition simply is not interested and wants the future, discussion of energy options, climate science reporting and climate change-related problems to just go away. When it comes to intelligent energy policy, we are definitely NOT "open for business." No cuts to health, no cuts to education, no cuts to the ABC, AND "We agree with the Government on the science of climate change. We agree on the targets to reduce emissions." Greg Hunt (Grattan Institute) August 19 2013 “It has been interesting to note the claims being made about what the Coalition will or won’t do though. All of it is simply conjecture. Can I make clear, the Coalition supports the current [RET] system, including the 41,000 GWh target. We know and appreciate that the industry wants certainty.” Clean Energy Week 2013, Senator Simon Birmingham Australian's love renewable energy even the poll in The Australian voted overwhelmingly - 97% for more renewables last weekend. The RET is doing what it's meant to do - transition the economy to renewable energy. Sadly the people who fund the LNP coffers ie the fossil fuel industry don't like that. I don't think many people understand (including the govt) how far renewables has come and how fast it is changing. Clearly the hard to change, grumpy anti-renewable lobby don't read science magazines or keep up with the science world in general. I studied science and I have a degree in science communications and I have worked with the Academy of Science here in Australia. Let me assure the haters that renewable energy IS the future of energy. Storage of renewable energy is the big nut to crack, but solar thermal has shown it is possible on a large scale through storing energy in liquid salts and the like. I would suggest before people open their mouths on the subject actually doing some research and keeping an open mind. Our scientists here are doing amazing things, i know this for a fact.