Coalition MP’s call for changes to RET

Coalition MP’s call for changes to RET

More than a quarter of federal government MP’s in the House of Representatives have signed a petition to have aluminum production exempt from the Renewable Energy Target.

The Renewable Energy Target is designed to ensure Australia gets 20 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

But 25 Coalition backbenchers are calling for the government to treat aluminium smelting as a special case because it uses so much energy.

The petition has been sent to Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane and Environment Minister Greg Hunt.

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