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Australia 'Pigs might fly': Abbott slams Turnbull's energy price policy

08:33  02 august  2018
08:33  02 august  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

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Former prime minister Tony Abbott has slammed his successor Malcolm Turnbull over the latest changes to the government' s energy policy , accusing the PM of breaking promises and telling him: "It is no way to run a government." Mr Abbott was responding to a number of changes to the National

Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has demanded the states "put aside their differences", and support his policy to bring down power prices.

And Mr Frydenberg is also staring down Coalition MPs such as Tony Abbott, who are stepping up their war against the National Energy Guarantee.

Mr Frydenberg is battling to win support from the states at a meeting of ministers tomorrow week.

But he's also having a struggle to calm angry backbenchers.

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' Pigs might fly ': Abbott slams Turnbull ' s energy price policy . Tony Abbott accuses Malcolm Turnbull of being 'worried' about losing 30 Newspolls - and says he 's Now Mr Turnbull has lost 25 Mr Abbott said he will be worried about the number Mr Abbott said he is the last person Mr Turnbull

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has hit out at the National Energy Guarantee saying ‘ pigs might fly ’ before electricity prices come down under the Turnbull government’ s signature energy policy , The energy policy is facing new threats from Coalition backbenchers after modelling revealed the nation’ s

Mr Abbott, and a handful of others, argue the policy will push prices up, and are demanding a greater role for coal-fired power stations, and less reliance on renewables.

New modelling has confirmed the NEG would, over time, cut power bills by over $500.

It said the nation's reliance on renewable sources will double to 36 percent of total generation by 2030, and reliance on coal fall from 75 percent to 60.

But Mr Abbott said prices wouldn't fall and the modelling couldn't be believed.

"Well, frankly, pigs might fly," Mr Abbott told Sydney's 2GB.

"The fact is, the more renewables we have got, the higher the prices have got.

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Former prime minister Tony Abbott has hit out at the National Energy Guarantee saying ‘ pigs might fly ’ before electricity prices come down under the Turnbull government’ s signature energy policy . The energy policy is facing new threats from Coalition backbenchers after modelling revealed the nation’ s

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has slammed the Turnbull Government' s National Energy Guarantee on the day it was trying to pass it through the Coalition "Whilst Mr Turnbull goes around attacking Mr Abbott ' s values when it comes to climate change and energy , what we will see is a promise to deliver

"And why shouldn't the last lot of modelling be any more believable than the modelling before that, which has turned out to be uniformally and constantly false."

Mr Abbott and others, including former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce, have threatened to cross the floor and vote against the NEG.

But, hitting back at the critics, Mr Frydenberg insistent the policy would "lower power prices".

"The Turnbull Government has a laser-like focus in reducing power prices," he said.

"It's been backed by industry and business.

"And it's been backed up by independent modelling. We went to the independent experts, and they came up with the NEG.

"Nothing is in the way of supporting the NEG.

"We absolutely give a guarantee the NEG is in Australia's interests.

"The country is sick of the hyper-partnership around this issue.

"As political battle lines have been drawn, it's been the consumers that have been the casualties.

"It's now time for the states to put aside their differences and get behind the NEG."

He also said it was a "moment of truth" for the opposition to support the policy.

The National Energy Guarantee is designed to lower prices, cuts emissions, and increase reliability.


Electricity prices are falling - and will keep doing so - whether or not energy deal is inked .
Power prices are on the way down - and that's with or without the National Energy Guarantee getting up.Those in the future will note the Turnbull government in August 2018 was proposing a national energy guarantee supposed to integrate climate policy with the economy "for the first time", and end a decade of "climate wars".

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