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Tasmanian Greens Energy Strategy: Vision and Targets

31 Jan 2016

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokesperson

The Tasmanian Greens have released the vision and targets of their Tasmanian Energy Strategy, which focuses on much needed investment in renewables.

The release of the vision and targets is the first of the full four-part strategy that will also address large-scale generation, transport, and energy savings for Tasmanian households.

The damage to the Basslink cable and the months of dry have exposed our dependence on imported dirty coal-fired electricity, and the vulnerability of our energy supply. Our government clearly has no plan, other than praying for rain.

Our target is for Tasmania to produce at least 100% of our power from renewable energy by 2022, as well as being a net exporter of clean energy. We need to make sure Tasmania doesn't miss out on investment in the world-wide transformation to renewables.

Tasmania's energy vulnerability extends beyond just electricity, we're also very exposed to supply risks because of our total reliance on imported liquid fossil fuels. It's crucial we reduce this by 30% by 2025.

The Greens' comprehensive plan for energy will bring Tasmania clean energy, self-sufficiency and jobs. Our strategy makes sure the community can be involved in power generation.

Our strategy will guarantee that our lights stay on, our transport continues to run, and our clean green brand is protected.