The federal political stand off on the RET is coming to a head with Senator Lambie and Greg Hunt meeting this Thursday. Lambie wants a compromise to revive the stagnated renewable industry in Tasmainia.
Outspoken senator Jacqui Lambie wants to give Environment Minister Greg Hunt a dose of “common sense” on renewable energy.
The Tasmanian senator is meeting Mr Hunt in Hobart on Thursday to urge him to agree to a compromise on the renewable energy target and save thousands of at-risk Tasmanian jobs.
She’s called for a reduction in the RET from 41,000 gigawatt hours to a more “realistic” 32,500GWH by 2020.
The political deadlock on the target has come to a head, with Labor walking away from government talks because it won’t accept anything besides a target in the high 30,000s.
Senator Lambie says a compromise is needed urgently and she’ll make her case to the minister armed with a common-sense plan that will exempt big manufacturers and employers from RET charges.