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Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Electricity Safety Bill 2020

We have a situation where the combination of bushfires, overhead power lines, particularly distribution lines, and climate change is rapidly evolving.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Mar 2021


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Power Bill Hardship Doubles Under Liberals

The Energy in Tasmanian 2019-20 Report reveals the proportion of residential and small business customers repaying a power bill debt in Tasmania has doubled.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Mar 2021


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Liberal Policies Weakening Hydro

The Liberal Government’s policies are threatening the sustainability of Hydro Tasmania and causing the loss of jobs.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Mar 2021


Planning Documents

Marinus Bluster Says Nothing

The Liberals’ latest Marinus Link announcement again fails to give any important information about who would pay for a second interconnector.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Dec 2020


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Energy – Subsidising Gas Users

When you were minister after the 2018 election did you direct Hydro Tasmania to subsidise gas to Tasmanian gas users?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020


Wind Farm

Energy – Wind Farm Planning

I understand there are already some 228 wind turbines in Tasmania generating power. If what is proposed currently goes ahead, the figure would be 652 turbines.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Energy – Marinus Link Cost Allocation

The Australian Energy Market operator has drawn up a list of projects that could be actionable for funding.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020


Water Reservoir

Electricity, Water and Sewerage Pricing (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2020

We need to be mindful of the potential for very significant shocks to people when they receive their water and sewerage bill and their electricity bills.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2020


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

The Cost of Living

This minister's record on power prices which he speaks of, often falsely, will be cold comfort to those people who have had significant spikes in their bills.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Sep 2020


Planning Documents

Barnett, Morrison Need to Respond to Marinus Report

Large scale investment in renewable energy is crucial to rapidly decarbonise our economy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Sep 2020


Wind Farm

Major Infrastructure Development Approvals (North West Transmission Upgrades Project) Order 2020

This is a global emergency and reducing our carbon emissions comes from Australia using fewer fossil fuels.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Jun 2020


Planning Documents

Morrison's Marinus Mirage

The Prime Minister’s announcement today delivers not a single dollar towards Tasmania’s social and economic recovery.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Jun 2020


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Gutwein Government Must Rule Out Biomass Burning in Green Hydrogen Power

The Greens welcome the move to establish a renewable hydrogen energy manufacturing industry in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2020


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Renewable Energy Action Plan Must Rule Out Biomass

We welcome the Draft Renewable Energy Action Plan’s aim for Tasmania to become a world leader in renewables. That said, there are glaring issues.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 May 2020


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - Aurora

Full transcript of the Aurora Energy Pty Ltd hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Dec 2019


Air View of Houses

Warmer Homes, Cheaper Bills

The Tasmanian Greens want to reinstate small business and household grants for energy efficiency upgrades.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  24 Feb 2018


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Tasmania-First Energy Policy

It is total duplicity that both parties can pretend that this has anything to do with concern for the climate emergency the planet is experiencing right now.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 Jul 2019


Shellfish, Various

Estimates Reply - Minister Barnett

All those issues have been put to the side in the corrupted processes surrounding the approval of the Adani mine and it is technically set to go ahead.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Jun 2019


Electric Car

Energy Co-Ordination And Planning Amendment Bill 2018

The bill will establish a new role of energy coordination and assessor and provides the Tasmanian Economic Regulator with powers as assessor.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2018


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Liberal Solar Feed-In Tariff Cut

The Hodgman Government’s feed-in solar energy tariff cut demonstrates just how little they intend to support the growth of a residential solar sector.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Nov 2018


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Tasmanian Energy Minister Captured by Coal Lobby

In the wake of the latest alarming IPCC report, Tasmania’s Energy Minister Guy Barnett has revealed his climate-denying colours on the national stage.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2018


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Battery of the Nation

There is so much hot air around this pumped hydro project it is hard not to be deeply concerned.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Oct 2018


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Electricity Supply Industry Amendment (Price Cap) Bill 2018

We have concerns, which we raised last year, regarding putting off the requirement for a review of the wholesale electricity price.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2018


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Energy and Climate

The context was Tony Abbott as prime minister who signed up on behalf of the Australian people and the Australian nation to the Paris Agreement.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Aug 2018


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

TEELS Westpac Credit Card Sham Costs Revealed

The Tasmanian Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme (TEELS) is nothing more than a Westpac credit card gimmick.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Dec 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Barnett Misleads Over Pensioner Payment Advice

Energy Minister, Guy Barnett, today wilfully refused to answer questions in GBE hearings on the $125 pre-election payout to pensioners.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Dec 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Labor Refuses to Rule Out Privatising TasNetworks

This morning on ABC Radio, Labor’s Michelle O’Byrne refused to take the sale of TasNetworks ‘off the table’.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Dec 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Basslink should be publicly owned

Now is the time for the state and federal governments to commence negotiations with Keppel Holding Trust to buy the Basslink cable.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Nov 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Basslink 2.0 Business Case $20M Madness

The Commonwealth report into the feasibility of a second Basslink, published earlier this year, was adamant it would be a lame duck project. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Nov 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

COAG Must Consider Public Ownership of Basslink

As Ministers for Energy converge on Hobart tomorrow, Minister Barnett should formally open a conversation about nationalising the Basslink cable.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Nov 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Hodgman Refuses to Criticise Scrapping of Clean Energy Target

Neither the Premier nor the Energy Minister could give a straight answer about the impact on Tasmania as a result of the decision to abandon renewables.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Oct 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Liberals' Renewables Plan Lacks Detail

The Liberals' announcement they plan to adopt the Greens' renewable energy target, to make Tasmania 100% energy efficient by 2022, is welcome news.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Aug 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

PAC Report Silent on Threats to Energy Security

The Public Accounts Committee’s Financial Position and Performance of Government Owned Energy Entities report is underwhelming.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Aug 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Misleads on Electricity Costs

It was confirmed in Budget Estimates today that Hydro’s part of household power bills will go up 30% compared to last year.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Record $94M to Secure Tasmania's Energy Supply in Greens' Alternative Budget

The Liberals’ confetti Budget doesn’t contain a single line item to secure Tasmania’s energy supply or drive down energy prices for ordinary Tasmanians.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

State Budget a Wasted Energy Opportunity

The Liberals’ Budget confetti doesn’t contain a single item that would secure Tasmania’s energy supply, or permanently drive down energy prices.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 May 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Liberals Caught Out Misleading on Energy Costs

Today the Treasurer confirmed he expects power prices will rise under his Government after the 1st of July.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Liberals' Pre-Election Tinkering on Energy

The Hodgman Government has shied away from the hard work of restructuring how power prices are set in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 May 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Feasibility Study Welcome, Action on Renewable Investment Needed Now

Today’s announcement that the Federal Government will fund a feasibility study into pumped hydro power storage is welcome, as is all investment in renewables.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Apr 2017


Man Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

280 Tasmanian Renewable Energy Jobs Lost Under Liberals

The ABS statistics for Employment in the Renewable Energy Sector show the stark cost of the anti-renewables ideology of the Federal and State Liberals.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Liberals' Energy Inaction Costing Tasmania Millions

The Liberals’ refusal to drive investment in new renewables cost Tasmania an estimated $15 million this January alone.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Feb 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Energy Security Taskforce Points Finger At Government

The Interim Report of Tasmania’s Energy Security Taskforce found that Tasmania needs more on-island renewables.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Dec 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Tasmanians Lose Out On Power Bills

The Australian Energy Market Commission reported the large decreases in TasNetworks' charges will be wiped out by increases in wholesale electricity costs.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Dec 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Tenuous Business Case for Second Basslink

Without significant investment in new renewables in Tasmania, the case for a second Basslink interconnector would only be marginally economic.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Dec 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Finkel Energy Review Identifies Threat to Tasmania

A major national energy report has identified Tasmania as one of two states that are highly exposed and the biggest threat to Australia’s energy security.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Dec 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom's Renewable Energy Failure

At today’s GBE committee, Minister Groom showed no sign he has any plan to lift Tasmania beyond current inadequate levels of renewable energy generation.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Dec 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Businesses Win at Expense of Low Income Households

TasNetworks confirmed their "cost reflective" policy will mean business power bills will benefit over Tasmanian households.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Dec 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Hydro's Losses Cost Taxpayer Dearly

Tasmania’s energy crisis gave Matthew Groom the chance to show leadership and guide Tasmanians through a very difficult time.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Silent as Basslink Finances Fail

There's a real risk Basslink may go into liquidation, and the costs of the energy crisis to Tasmanians becomes even more unknown.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2016


Wind Farm

Second Basslink Rationale Back the Front

Matthew Groom implied further investment in renewable energy projects can't happen without a second Basslink interconnector.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Oct 2016


Wind Farm

Second Basslink a COAG Distraction

Ray Mostogl of Bell Bay Aluminium, a major employer in the state, called the Liberal’s fascination with a second cable a “concerning distraction”.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Oct 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Goanna Energy Submission an Indictment on Groom

Goanna Energy's submission to the Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce is an indictment on Energy Minister, Matthew Groom.  

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Sep 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Must Ensure Future Energy Supply

Hydro Tasmania will struggle to maintain our state’s hydro-electricity network under its existing maintenance budget over the next decade.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Sep 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Hydro Infrastructure Disaster an Indictment on Hodgman Government

The news Hydro Tasmania is unable to keep up with their maintenance schedule is an indictment on the Hodgman Government.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Sep 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Liberals Have Much to Answer on Energy

Throughout the Energy Crisis, Minister Groom showed a complete lack of leadership, and we still don’t know the full cost of the energy crisis to the State.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Aug 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Hydro Cloud-seeding Cover Up

The record winter floods took the lives of three Tasmanians. It destroyed homes, paddocks, fences and roads and had a devastating impact on rural communities. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2016


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Energy Minister Attack on Mostogl

Minister Groom's response to Mr Mostogl's criticism of both the Minister's performance and Hydro's was to accuse him of acting out of corporate self-interest. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Ignores Community on Cloud Seeding

Tasmanians have serious reservations about Hydro's self-assessment of the impact of cloud seeding activities on the severe June flooding.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Aug 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Must Reassure Community About Cloud Seeding

The Minister for Energy needs to step in and reassure the community that cloud seeding activities in Tasmania are being conducted safely as well as efficiently.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Aug 2016


Three Workers Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

Energy Crisis A Costly Missed Opportunity

Tasmania’s energy crisis gave Minister Groom an incredible opportunity to show leadership and guide Tasmanians through a very difficult time.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Jun 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Learnt Nothing About Energy Risk

Matthew Groom, revealed he has no contingency in place if Keppel Holdings, the parent company of Basslink, decides to walk away from the undersea cable.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jun 2016


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Groom Suns Himself During Energy Crisis

Right to Information documents obtained by the Greens confirmed State Growth Minister, Matthew Groom, went on holiday three days after Basslink broke.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jun 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

100% Renewable Tasmania

After a week of wintery weather, our island state was 100% reliant on renewable energy today. This could be Tasmania’s future.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 May 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Solar Owners Dudded By Anti-Renewable Liberal Agenda

The feed-in tariff decision by the Economic Regulator to only pay solar PV owners a mere 6.6c per kilowatt hour is a slap in the face for solar owners.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 May 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Call for Energy Saving Strategies

Hydro storages have increased for the first time since the Basslink cable broke.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Premier Determined to See Second Basslink Cable

Tasmanians are angry that Basslink became the vehicle for running our dams down to record lows and into crisis.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Renewable Investment, Not Second Basslink

The assertion by the Premier that a second Basslink would be funded by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation is almost laughable.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Apr 2016


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Treasurer Won't Accept Responsibility for No Dividend Return by Hydro

The Treasurer has told Parliament that Hydro Tasmania will not be expected to return a dividend to government for the next three years.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Apr 2016


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Treasurer Must Take Some Responsibility for Hydro Woes

The gas which should have been used to fire up Tamar Valley to protect storages was being sold on the mainland while Hydro was frantically exporting.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Dam Levels Fall, Minister Continues to do Nothing

Hydro’s dam levels are down to 12.8% and Minister Groom is nowhere near meeting the targets set out in his Energy Supply Plan.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Apr 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Minister Sleepwalking in the Dark

The Energy Minister is like a sleepwalker stumbling in the dark, heading the state inevitably towards power rationing.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Apr 2016


Three Workers Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

$594 MWh for Power, Cost of Energy Crisis

Today at 11.30am the spot price for electricity in Tasmania was $594/MWh, compared to between $75 and $82/MWh in the national electricity market.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Apr 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Switches Blame to Hydro for Energy Crisis

We have not seen much of Minister Groom lately on the energy crisis.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Apr 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Hapless Minister's Missing Power

According to the Government’s Energy Supply Plan, 100MW of diesel generation were to be installed and operational by the end of March.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Apr 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

"What Can We Do, Minister?"

Many Tasmanians are concerned and confused by about the mixed messages they’re getting from the government about the energy crisis, and what their role is.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Mar 2016


Man Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

Power to the People

Many Tasmanians feel powerless in the face of doubts cast over our Islands energy security, rising power prices and the task of tackling climate change.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Mar 2016


Bushfire, Burned Forest

State of the State Address in Reply

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens MPs, I pay respect to the palawa/pakana people of Tasmania, to their treasured elders, past and present.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Mar 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Failed to Prepare for "Super" Drought

The Minister for Energy, Matthew Groom, has seriously mismanaged obvious risks in his energy portfolio.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Mar 2016


Lonely Child

Greens Are Focussed on the Key Issues

The Hodgman Liberals are desperately trying to deflect from Matthew Groom's woeful performance as Minister for Energy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Mar 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

12 Month Energy Talkfest Straight from 'Yes Minister'

A 12 month talkfest is not what Tasmania needs in the middle of an energy crisis. We need action and leadership and we need it now.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Mar 2016


Construction, Work Site

Groom Initiates Talkfest While Major Industrials Cut Production

The Minister for State Growth and Energy today made it clear he has no plan to protect jobs at the State's major industrials.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Mar 2016


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Regrettable First Day Back for Parliament

After a three month break, the entire resources and energy of State Parliament on today's return have been invested in a lengthy farce.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Mar 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom's Basslink Prayers Not Enough

Basslink has indicated it still doesn't know what the interconnector cable fault is.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Mar 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom's Expensive Basslink Bandaid

Today's Basslink update makes it clear we still don't know where the fault in the cable is located, how long it will take to fix, and even if it can be fixed.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Feb 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Should Be Honest About Energy Crisis

The cost to the Tasmanian community for burning 200MW of dirty diesel will be enormous.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Feb 2016


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Premier Misses Opportunity to Replace Groom

The Premier has missed a golden opportunity to place the Energy portfolio in the hands of a competent Minister in this time of energy crisis.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Feb 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

On-Island Renewables Before Second Basslink

Premier Hodgman’s decision to beg his federal colleagues to install a second Bass Strait cable shows he hasn’t learnt anything in the last six weeks.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Feb 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Greens Energy Vision Needed

Today the Tasmanian Greens released the final parts of our Energy Strategy for a renewable and secure energy supply.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2016


Bushfire, Burned Forest

It is Time to Recall Parliament

The Premier should recall Parliament to enable informed debate about these matters of importance to Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Feb 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Paul Harriss is an Energy Dinosaur

Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, cannot be taken seriously on the State's future energy security following the Basslink breakdown.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Feb 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Generating a New Renewable Wave

Generating a New Renewable Wave is a blueprint for securing market investment in the renewable future.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2016


Construction, Work Site

Bell Bay Aluminium Comes to Groom's Temporary Rescue

Bell Bay Aluminium has come to the Minister's rescue with a plan to reduce the plant’s energy consumption by 10% over the next four to five months.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Feb 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Tasmanian Greens Energy Strategy: Vision and Targets

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jan 2016


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Where is the Premier in Tasmania's Time of Crisis?

Tasmania is burning and we have an unfolding energy crisis, yet the Premier is nowhere to be seen. These are the times when people need their leaders to lead.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Jan 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Energy Response Needed Now

The government needs to be clear about what their plan is for Tasmania in the current energy predicament.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Jan 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Renewables Investment Needed Now

The government have told us the Basslink cable might not be operational until March 19 and our dam levels could fall to as low as 14%.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Jan 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Storage Levels Stress Need For Renewables

The damage to the Basslink cable has exposed Tasmania’s increasing dependence on dirty coal-fired power from the mainland.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jan 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Basslink Wake-up Call

The Basslink fault shows just how reliant we’ve become on importing coal-fired power from Victoria, and how vulnerable we are because of it.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Dec 2015


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Basslink Failure Highlights Need for Investment in Renewables

The damage to the Basslink cable is a timely reminder that Tasmanians are still vulnerable to cuts to our electricity supply.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Dec 2015


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Paris Climate Deal Great Opportunity for Tasmania

The historic deal reached between 195 nations at the Paris climate summit is great news for the planet, and for Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Dec 2015


Coal

Brown Coal Power Imports Staggering and Shameful

The latest figures from Hydro are that up to 50% of Tasmania’s power is now coming from Victorian coal-fired power stations.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Dec 2015


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Liberals Ignore Renewable Energy

The Energy Minister is blind to the potential of the renewable energy sector in Tasmania and has no long-term plan to support investment by solar customers.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Dec 2015


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Details on Entura Needed Now

The government needs to release the Memorandum of Understanding detailing the relationship between HydroChina, owned by the Chinese government, and Entura.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 2015


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Annual Report Shows Liberal Hydro Sabotage

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2015


Office

Small Business - Electricity Prices

There is no new funding allocated in the Budget specifically for small business.

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Jun 2015


Lake Pedder

Lake Pedder Restoration

The state government should support Hydro Tasmania playing a role to further inform the conversation about restoring Lake Pedder.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  23 Feb 2015


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Energy Policy Sucks Life Out of Local Business

The Liberal government’s energy policy vacuum risks locking in a sector ‘death spiral’.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  3 Feb 2015


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Tasmania's Renewable Energy Future

The Liberals’ so-called energy strategy fails to address carbon price losses or future changes to the Renewable Energy Target.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  21 Dec 2014


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Energy Sector Reforms Insufficient

Tasmanian families will pay more for their power than they should despite the state moving to full retail competition (FRC) today.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  1 Jul 2014