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Basslink Wake-up Call

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokesperson

The Basslink fault is a wake-up call for the government. It shows just how reliant we’ve become on importing coal-fired power from Victoria, and how vulnerable we are because of it.

As much as 40% of our electricity has come via Basslink in recent months, and there’s clearly no plan in place for a secure, clean energy capacity.

Brown Coal Power Imports Staggering and Shameful

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokesperson 

The high levels of dirty energy Tasmania is importing this summer is putting our clean green brand in jeopardy. The latest figures from Hydro are that up to 50% of Tasmania’s power is now coming from Victorian coal-fired power stations.

At the moment Tasmania's energy security comes mostly from water stored in dams, but we’re a long way from being 100% secure.

Thousands Rally in Hobart for Climate Action

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Climate Change spokesperson

Thousands of Tasmanians who travelled from all corners of the State rallied in Hobart for climate action in the lead up to this week's Climate Summit in Paris.

This should be a wake up call for the Hodgman government which has ripped up Tasmania's ClimateSmart strategy and continues to subsidise the emissions-intensive native forest logging industry.

The science tells us that protecting the vast stores of carbon in Tasmania's forests must be part of our response to climate disruption.

Annual Report Shows Liberal Hydro Sabotage

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokesperson

Hydro Tasmania’s crash in revenue this financial year can be laid squarely at the feet of the state and federal governments.

The state government was silent when their federal colleagues removed the price on carbon and withdrew support for the renewable energy target.

We're now financially worse off by millions of dollars, thanks to Liberal government cowardice.

Fossil Free UTAS Students Show True Grit for Climate

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Climate Change spokesperson

University of Tasmania students staging a sit-in outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office are true climate champions. 

Their commitment to ensuring UTAS divests its climate-poisoning fossil-fuel investments is based on the science and ethics.

Like every person on the planet, these young Tasmanians have a right to a safe climate. 

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens and every Tasmanian who believes all our public institutions should invest ethically, I express deep gratitude.

Fire Permit Review Needed Now

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Emergency Management spokesperson and Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Climate Change spokesperson

Rosalie Woodruff MP:

Changing climatic conditions mean that the No Permit period for burn-offs in Tasmania needs to be reviewed now.

No permit was needed for private property owners to burn off vegetation last Friday, but the following day was a total fire ban in the southern district.

Liberal Party: Heads in the Sand on Global Warming

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Climate Change spokesperson

The Liberal Party's best and brightest were on display today at their State Council meeting, with the Huon Branch moving a motion to just keep on emitting carbon dioxide and cross our fingers for the best.

The Liberals showed us their true climate colours today at their State Council meeting, seriously debating whether global warming was reality or just Green propaganda. 

Rosalie Woodruff New Franklin MP

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Member for Franklin

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the Franklin electorate at the state level.

My six years as a Huon Valley councillor have given me a good feel for the issues in the southern part of the electorate and I look forward to learning more about the eastern shore.

Climate change is the biggest issue facing humanity. Tasmania, with our renewable energy, relatively high rainfall, coastal towns and protected wild places, should be leading the response.

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