Is the Renewable Energy Target a market-distorting subsidy? Fact Check

Aug 25, 2014 - 2:02pm

The Renewable Energy Target (RET) has been criticised as a subsidy to renewable energy investors that distorts the electricity market and gives clean energy an unfair advantage.

Would the electricity market be fair without the RET? Is the RET a subsidy to renewable generation? And is the RET a “market-distorting” subsidy? This fact check addresses these claims.

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