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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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Jun 2020

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

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2020

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 May 2020

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - Aurora

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Dec 2019

Warmer Homes, Cheaper Bills

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  24 Feb 2018

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 Jul 2019

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Jun 2019

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2018

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Nov 2018

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2018

Battery of the Nation

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Oct 2018

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2018

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Aug 2018

TEELS Westpac Credit Card Sham Costs Revealed

The information provided through the scrutiny of Aurora Energy confirms the Tasmanian Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme (TEELS) is nothing more than a Westpac credit card gimmick, and an opportunity for the Liberals to pretend they’re doing...

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Dec 2017

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

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’, in a short-sighted attempt to fund possible election commitments.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Dec 2017

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 and take control over this essential power asset.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Nov 2017

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. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Nov 2017

COAG Must Consider Public Ownership of Basslink

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Nov 2017

Hodgman Refuses to Criticise Scrapping of Clean Energy Target

It was a childish performance from Tasmania’s Energy Minister, and a weak performance from the Premier, in Parliament today, when questioned about the Federal Government’s decision to walk away from the Clean Energy Target and back in...

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

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Aug 2017

PAC Report Silent on Threats to Energy Security

The Public Accounts Committee’s Financial Position and Performance of Government Owned Energy Entities report, tabled in the Tasmanian Parliament today, is underwhelming.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Aug 2017

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, under a change to the wholesale electricity price the Hodgman Government sets.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2017

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. The Greens, with an eye to the future, have included a record $94 million in securing...

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2017

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 for ordinary Tasmanians.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 May 2017

Liberals Caught Out Misleading on Energy Costs

The Hodgman Government has repeatedly promised to make energy more affordable for all Tasmanians, but today the Treasurer confirmed he expects power prices will rise under his Government after the 1st of July.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2017

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, and opted instead for a short pre-election sweetener for households and businesses. This is just tinkering around the edges,...

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 May 2017

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 renewable energy.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Apr 2017

Tastex Blazes Trail for Community Solar Projects

Congratulates Taxtex Knitwear and Uniforms, a disability enterprise, that is now feeding energy into the Tasmanian grid, as well as producing high quality knitwear.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Apr 2017

Plan for Transition to 100% Renewable Electricity Needed

The Energy Users Association Conference in Hobart on 23 March 2017 noted the inevitability of the shift to renewable energy generation in Australia on the grounds of cost and carbon emission reduction.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Apr 2017

280 Tasmanian Renewable Energy Jobs Lost Under Liberals

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 2017

Liberals' Energy Inaction Costing Tasmania Millions

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Feb 2017

Energy Security Taskforce Points Finger At Government

The Interim Report of Tasmania’s Energy Security Taskforce found that Tasmania needs more on-island renewables, and the Tasmanian Government is wholly responsible for our energy security.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Dec 2016

Tasmanians Lose Out On Power Bills

The Australian Energy Market Commission '2016 Residential Electricity Price Trends' reported the large decreases in TasNetworks' charges will be wiped out by increases in wholesale electricity costs.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Dec 2016

Tenuous Business Case for Second Basslink

The Australian Energy Markets Operator concluded that without significant investment in new renewables in Tasmania, the case for a second Basslink interconnector would only be marginally economic.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Dec 2016

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 and reliability.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Dec 2016

Groom's Renewable Energy Failure

At today’s Government Business scrutiny committee, Minister for Energy, Matthew Groom, showed no sign he has any clear plan to lift Tasmania beyond current inadequate levels of renewable energy generation.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Dec 2016

Businesses Win at Expense of Low Income Households

At today’s Government Business scrutiny committee, TasNetworks confirmed their "cost reflective" policy will mean business power bills will benefit over Tasmanian households'.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Dec 2016

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.  Instead, Hydro Tasmania’s Annual Report shows it was a $64 million wasted opportunity.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2016

Groom Silent as Basslink Finances Fail

Basslink's third quarter financial report has painted an alarming picture of the state of their finances.  There's a real risk Basslink may go into liquidation, and the costs of the energy crisis to Tasmanians becomes even more unknown.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2016

Second Basslink Rationale Back the Front

Ahead of tomorrow's COAG Energy Committee meeting, Matthew Groom implied further investment in renewable energy projects can't happen without a second Basslink interconnector.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Oct 2016

Second Basslink a COAG Distraction

The Minister for Energy, Matthew Groom will be begging for funding for a second Bass Strait power interconnector at the COAG Energy Committee this week, with complete disregard for the advice of industry experts, scientists and economists.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Oct 2016

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.  

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Sep 2016

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Sep 2016

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Sep 2016

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Aug 2016

Liberal Government's Blind Pursuit of Native Forest Biomass

The use of forest biomass for energy is designed by industry proponents to entrench, legitimise and increase native forest logging.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2016

Government Needs Long-term Vision for Renewable Energy

The damage to the Basslink cable and the drought conditions have exposed Tasmania’s dependence on dirty coal-fired electricity from the mainland.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016

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. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2016

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

Warwick Smith Departure Should Prompt Rethink on Second Basslink

Warwick Smith’s sudden resignation from the viability study of a second Basslink cable should prompt an urgent rethink of the proposal.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2016

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Aug 2016

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Aug 2016

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Jun 2016

Energy Minister Groom Should Learn From His Mistakes

A lack of forward planning by the Minister for Energy, Hon Matthew Groom MP plunged Tasmania into an expensive energy crisis that all Tasmanians will pay for.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Jun 2016

Groom Learnt Nothing About Energy Risk

At Budget Estimates today, Energy Minister, 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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jun 2016

Groom Suns Himself During Energy Crisis

State Growth Minister, Matthew Groom, had egg on his face in Budget Estimates today after Right to Information documents obtained by the Greens confirmed he went on holiday three days after Basslink broke.

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

Greens Alternative Budget 2016: Investment in Renewables Deliver Large Scale Returns

The Greens’ Alternative Budget has the vision to secure a renewable energy supply for Tasmania that also delivers large scale returns to the State.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

State Budget 2016: Dishonest Liberal Government Budget Lacks Vision and Courage

The Hodgman Liberal Government’s 2016/17 Budget lacks courage and a vision for the future.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016

Tasmanian Needs Fairer Feed-in-Tariffs

Under the Liberal Government, the current price paid to solar households for the electricity they generate is unfair.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 2016

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 May 2016

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 and the installation industry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Natural Heritage and Biodiversity Crisis Ignored

Despite biodiversity’s immense value, Tasmania’s natural heritage continues to be eroded at an alarming rate by population growth, climate change, ocean acidification, land clearing and invasive species.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016

Call for Energy Saving Strategies

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

Hodgman Liberal Government Axed Australia's Best Water Testing Regime

TasWater is under pressure to modify its data publication to allow for an increase in publicly available information.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

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

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Apr 2016

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

No-Energy Minister Groom Needs Consumption Reduction Plan

According to the Liberal’s Energy Supply Plan 200MW of diesel generation was to be installed and operational by the end of April 2016.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

Treasurer Must Take Some Responsibility for Hydro Woes

The Treasurer can try to blame previous governments for the parlous situation Hydro Tasmania is in, but the fact is that on his watch and under his dividend policy, the gas which should have been used to fire up Tamar Valley to protect...

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

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Apr 2016

Minister Sleepwalking in the Dark

The Energy Minister is like a sleepwalker stumbling in the dark, heading the state inevitably towards power rationing. Minister Groom has done too little too late to respond to the energy crisis.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Apr 2016

$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 across the other states in the national electricity market.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Apr 2016

Liberal Government's Utter Stupidity on Climate Change

Refers the Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Hon Matthew Groom MP, to the Greens’ response to the Draft Climate Change Action Plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016

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

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Apr 2016

"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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Mar 2016

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Mar 2016

State of the State Address in Reply

Madam Speaker, I have read a fair portion of the histories, including Professor Henry Reynolds’ landmark work, ‘The Fate of a Free People’, and recognise that a systemic erasure of Aboriginal Tasmanians in the birth records took place.

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

Groom Failed to Prepare for "Super" Drought

The Minister for Energy, Matthew Groom, has seriously mismanaged obvious risks in his energy portfolio. This was demonstrated once more in Parliament this morning when he revealed his complete inability to plan for the future.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Mar 2016

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

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Mar 2016

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 who have been forced to cut back production as a result of the energy crisis.

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

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

Groom's Basslink Prayers Not Enough

Basslink has indicated it still doesn't know what the interconnector cable fault is. Although the company hopes it will be finished by late May, it can't be definite until it's done further analysis.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Mar 2016

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 at all.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Feb 2016

Groom Should Be Honest About Energy Crisis

The cost to the Tasmanian community for burning 200MW of dirty diesel will be enormous, in terms of generation costs that can't be recovered as well as the massive greenhouse gas emissions.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Feb 2016

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

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Feb 2016

Greens Energy Vision Needed

Today the Tasmanian Greens released the final parts of our Energy Strategy for a renewable and secure energy supply, a blueprint for self-sufficiency and clean electricity.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2016

It is Time to Recall Parliament

We are in the midst of an energy crisis, our health system is a mess and our wilderness continues to burn. 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

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

Generating a New Renewable Wave

The Tasmanian Greens have released the second part of their Energy Strategy for Tasmania. Generating a New Renewable Wave is a blueprint for securing market investment in the renewable future.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2016

Bell Bay Aluminium Comes to Groom's Temporary Rescue

While Energy Minister Matthew Groom continues to pray for rain, Bell Bay Aluminium has come to his temporary 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

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jan 2016

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

Energy Response Needed Now

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Jan 2016

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%. If true, this will be 88 days without Basslink operational, which is a disturbing increase from the...

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Jan 2016

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 and resulting vulnerability to cuts to our electricity supply.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jan 2016

Basslink Wake-up Call

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Dec 2015

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Dec 2015

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

Brown Coal Power Imports Staggering and Shameful

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Dec 2015

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 Aurora's solar customers.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Dec 2015

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 2015

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2015

Tasmanian Small Business

Notes the unfair competitive advantage that major industrials in Tasmania have over small business due to their bargaining power when negotiating electricity prices.

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Jun 2015

Small Business - Electricity Prices

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

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Jun 2015

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

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

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