Politicians and industry, business and conservation figures have begun weighing in on the prime minister's energy plan.
KEY FIGURES WEIGHING IN ON THE PRIME MINISTER'S ENERGY PLAN
"This energy policy is so half-baked it's got salmonella." - Tasmanian Labor MP Brian Mitchell.
"Good to see the Gov plans to scrap RET & CET like One Nation has been suggesting. About time they joined us in the 21st century." - One Nation leader Pauline Hanson tweeted.
"The government's energy policy is a direct attack on South Australian households & industry. More expensive bills with dirty power." - South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.
"There are multiple ways of achieving a credible mechanism. I'm optimistic power bills will go down." - Chief Scientist Alan Finkel.
"The policy outlined by the federal government today removes the market distortions that can be the result of subsidising certain sectors." - Steve Davies, chief executive of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association.
"The guarantee will impose additional requirements on electricity retailers and generators, which need careful consideration." - Matthew Warren, chief executive of the Australian Energy Council.
"Govt announcement an important step, keen to work together to make it work. With bipartisan support, it will provide investment certainty." - Andy Vesey, chief executive of AGL Energy.
"The plan announced today by the government seeks to tick these boxes (lower prices, increased reliability, emissions targets)." - Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive James Pearson.
"The plan gives the electricity sector a great deal of flexibility and it gives welcome recognition of the imperative of maintaining trade competitiveness for emissions-intensive industries." - Innes Willox, chief executive of Australian Industry Group.
"This is like doubling down on horse and carts despite the invention of motor vehicles." - Climate Councillor Andrew Stock.
"We know we have to make the shift to clean energy - not delay that shift - which is what the policy does." - Australian Conservation Foundation chief executive Kelly O'Shanassy.
"What we've seen today is a clear policy announcement that stymies and stops the development of renewables and doesn't do anything to address climate change." - GetUp national director Paul Oosting.