Palmer wants to cut the Renewable Energy Target (RET) by 5% and let big business off the hook.
The Palmer United Party are asking the Government to give the aluminium industry a 100% exemption from the RET.
The aluminium industry is currently required to source just 10% of their electricity from clean energy sources. Palmer is asking that this be reduced to zero.
Renewable energy is pushing the price of electricity down. Palmer’s plan to cut the RET is nothing short of a hand out for big business, payed for by households and small business.
The world is rapidly embracing renewable energy investment and jobs, we should be looking at keeping and expanding the RET, not go backwards.