Labor could support ‘joke’ energy plan
Despite Opposition leader Bill Shorten earlier describing the proposed National Energy Guarantee as “a joke of a policy”, the party has today signalled the model could have some merit.
Labor frontbencher Tony Burke told Sky News today the policy “might end up being something Labor can support”.
“It may well be that what we have in front of us is an emissions intensity scheme managed by the energy retailers rather than managed by the government,” he said.
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg didn’t mince words when asked whether the government plan could be interpreted as anything like Labor’s carbon tax.