Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced business commentators. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report - Australia’s #1 online investment report. Along with Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, Alan also founded Business Spectator, the popular business news and commentary website. Alan is the regular finance presenter on the ABC News and producer of the popular nightly graph (or two).
Minister Hunt is suggesting he could be on verge of breakthrough on RET deal. To save face the Coalition is probably desperate that the target for 2020 lie below 35,000GWh and will try to lure industry with hikes in target for 2016 and 2017 to remove renewable certificate oversupply.
A Victorian Government program to subsidise the extension of gas supply infrastructure to regional towns at costs of $60,000 per connected home to continue, even though gas no longer financially attractive for households.
Here’s a plan for Greg Hunt and Josh Frydenberg to do something useful with that red tape bonfire – get solar systems inspected once and properly, rather than twice inadequately with a third and proper inspection covering just a sample.