Scrutiny of the latest mid-year budget update papers has found that ARENA will be left financially denuded if used to fund the Million Solar Roofs rebate program as currently planned.

Sustainability advocates and members of the renewable energy sector have long expressed concern over the Coalition’s intentions vis-a-vis the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), particularly given the ambiguity of its statements with respect to future funding levels in the lead up to the election, and Tony Abbott’s avowed skepticism about…