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2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - Aurora

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 Dec 2019

Warmer Homes, Cheaper Bills

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens support small business and household grants for energy efficiency upgrades.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Feb 2018

Liberal Motion - Tasmania-First Energy Policy

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 31 Jul 2019

Estimates Reply - Minister Barnett

Parliamentary Activity - Mr Deputy Chairman, I attended part of the Estimates Committee B for the portfolios of Mr Barnett. I will comment in relation to his responsibilities under Primary Industries and Water. Ms O'Connor sat in for the Energy portfolio.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Jun 2019

Energy Co-Ordination And Planning Amendment Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, the Greens will be supporting this bill but we have a few things we would like to comment on in Committee about the details of what this bill is planning, which is to formalise the MOU arrangement in...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Nov 2018

Liberal Solar Feed-In Tariff Cut

Media Release - The Hodgman Government’s announced feed-in solar energy tariff cut, from 28c/kWh to just 8.5c/kWh for legacy investors, demonstrates just how little they intend to support the growth of a residential solar sector.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Nov 2018

Tasmanian Energy Minister Captured by Coal Lobby

Media Release - 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 - 27 Oct 2018

Liberal Matter of Public Importance - Battery of the Nation

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I have had a number of conversations with the minister about this. I want to return to the questions I asked him in budget Estimates that he repeatedly refused to answer.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 Oct 2018

Electricity Supply Industry Amendment (Price Cap) Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise on behalf of the Greens to provide inprinciple support for this bill, as we did when a similar bill came before us last year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Oct 2018

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Energy

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, we need to put this conversation in context. 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 - 21 Aug 2018

TEELS Westpac Credit Card Sham Costs Revealed

Media Release - 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 - 6 Dec 2017

Barnett Misleads Over Pensioner Payment Advice

Media Release - 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 - 6 Dec 2017

Labor Refuses to Rule Out Privatising TasNetworks

Media Release - 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 - 5 Dec 2017

Basslink should be publicly owned

Media Release - 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 - 27 Nov 2017

Basslink 2.0 Business Case $20M Madness

Media Release - 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 - 24 Nov 2017

COAG Must Consider Public Ownership of Basslink

Media Release - 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 - 23 Nov 2017

Hodgman Refuses to Criticise Scrapping of Clean Energy Target

Media Release - 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 - 18 Oct 2017

Liberals' Renewables Plan Lacks Detail

Media Release - 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 - 16 Aug 2017

PAC Report Silent on Threats to Energy Security

Media Release - 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 - 15 Aug 2017

Groom Misleads on Electricity Costs

Media Release - 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 - 6 Jun 2017

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

Media Release - 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 - 31 May 2017

State Budget a Wasted Energy Opportunity

Media Release - 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 - 26 May 2017

Liberals Caught Out Misleading on Energy Costs

Media Release - 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 - 4 May 2017

Liberals' Pre-Election Tinkering on Energy

Media Release - 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 - 2 May 2017

Feasibility Study Welcome, Action on Renewable Investment Needed Now

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Energy spokesperson 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 - 20 Apr 2017

Tastex Blazes Trail for Community Solar Projects

Parliamentary Activity - Ms Woodruff to move —That the House:—(1) 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 - 13 Apr 2017

Plan for Transition to 100% Renewable Electricity Needed

Parliamentary Activity - Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—(1) Understands that 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...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Apr 2017

280 Tasmanian Renewable Energy Jobs Lost Under Liberals

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Energy spokespersonThe 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.

- 20 Mar 2017

Liberals' Energy Inaction Costing Tasmania Millions

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Energy spokespersonTasmania has a massive renewable energy generation deficit that is costing a fortune.  The Liberals’ refusal to drive investment in new renewables cost Tasmania an estimated $15 million this...

- 13 Feb 2017

Energy Security Taskforce Points Finger At Government

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Energy spokespersonThe 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.

- 21 Dec 2016

Tasmanians Lose Out On Power Bills

Media Release - 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 - 15 Dec 2016

Tenuous Business Case for Second Basslink

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Energy spokespersonThe 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...

- 12 Dec 2016

Finkel Energy Review Identifies Threat to Tasmania

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Energy spokespersonA 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.  It highlighted...

- 9 Dec 2016

Groom's Renewable Energy Failure

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Energy spokespersonAt 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...

- 8 Dec 2016

Businesses Win at Expense of Low Income Households

Media Release - 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 - 8 Dec 2016

Hydro's Losses Cost Taxpayer Dearly

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonTasmania’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...

- 27 Oct 2016

Groom Silent as Basslink Finances Fail

Media Release - 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 - 19 Oct 2016

Second Basslink Rationale Back the Front

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonAhead of tomorrow's COAG Energy Committee meeting, Matthew Groom implied further investment in renewable energy projects can't happen without a second Basslink interconnector.  He's got...

- 6 Oct 2016

Second Basslink a COAG Distraction

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonThe 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...

- 5 Oct 2016

Goanna Energy Submission an Indictment on Groom

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonGoanna Energy's submission to the Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce is an indictment on Energy Minister, Matthew Groom.  

- 20 Sep 2016

Groom Must Ensure Future Energy Supply

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonHydro Tasmania will struggle to maintain our state’s hydro-electricity network under its existing maintenance budget over the next decade. The current maintenance crisis is the result of...

- 13 Sep 2016

Hydro Infrastructure Disaster an Indictment on Hodgman Government

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonThe news Hydro Tasmania is unable to keep up with their maintenance schedule is an indictment on the Hodgman Government.Our electricity infrastructure is under serious threat. This comes on...

- 10 Sep 2016

Liberals Have Much to Answer on Energy

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonThroughout 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.

- 29 Aug 2016

Liberal Government's Blind Pursuit of Native Forest Biomass

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Aug 2016

Government Needs Long-term Vision for Renewable Energy

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 17 August 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the damage to the Basslink cable and the drought conditions exposed Tasmania’s dependence on dirty coal-fired electricity from the mainland, and the...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Aug 2016

Hydro Cloud-seeding Cover Up

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for ENERGY, Mr GROOM

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Aug 2016

Energy Minister Attack on Mostogl

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for ENERGY, Mr GROOM

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Aug 2016

Warwick Smith Departure Should Prompt Rethink on Second Basslink

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 16 August 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Recognises that 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 - 16 Aug 2016

Groom Ignores Community on Cloud Seeding

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonTasmanians have serious reservations about Hydro's self-assessment of the impact of cloud seeding activities on the severe June flooding. They won't be reassured by the Energy Minister...

- 16 Aug 2016

Groom Must Reassure Community About Cloud Seeding

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonThe 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. The only way to do that is an...

- 3 Aug 2016

Energy Crisis A Costly Missed Opportunity

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonTasmania’s energy crisis gave Minister Groom an incredible opportunity to show leadership and guide Tasmanians through a very difficult time. Instead, figures revealed today have shown it to...

- 20 Jun 2016

Energy Minister Groom Should Learn From His Mistakes

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 14 June 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Acknowledges that a lack of forward planning by the Minister for Energy, Hon Matthew Groom MP plunged Tasmania into an expensive energy crisis that all...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Jun 2016

Groom Learnt Nothing About Energy Risk

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonAt 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...

- 8 Jun 2016

Groom Suns Himself During Energy Crisis

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderState 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.

- 8 Jun 2016

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

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 1 June 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the Greens’ Alternative Budget has the vision to secure a renewable energy supply for Tasmania that also delivers large scale returns to the State.(2...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Jun 2016

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

Parliamentary Activity - Notes the Hodgman Liberal Government’s 2016/17 Budget lacks courage and a vision for the future.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 2016

Tasmanian Needs Fairer Feed-in-Tariffs

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 24 May 2016Rosalie Woodruff to move—That the House:—(1)           Recognises that under the Liberal Government, the current price paid to solar households for the electricity they generate is unfair.(2)           Notes that solar...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 May 2016

100% Renewable Tasmania

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonAfter a week of wintery weather, our island state was 100% reliant on renewable energy today. This could be Tasmania’s future.

- 12 May 2016

Solar Owners Dudded By Anti-Renewable Liberal Agenda

Media Release - 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 - 10 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Natural Heritage and Biodiversity Crisis Ignored

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 4 May 2016

Call for Energy Saving Strategies

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONTUESDAY 3 MAY 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP on tomorrow to move -That this house:1.     Notes that Hydro storages have increased for the first time since the Basslink cable broke.2.     Understands that we are still a long way...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2016

Hodgman Liberal Government Axed Australia's Best Water Testing Regime

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 3 May 2016Andrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes TasWater is under pressure to modify its data publication to allow for an increase in publicly available information.(2)           Notes annual water data...

- 3 May 2016

Premier Determined to See Second Basslink Cable

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 3 May 2016Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN [10.10 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2016

Renewable Investment, Not Second Basslink

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokesperson

- 29 Apr 2016

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

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 27 April 2016Ms O'CONNOR question to TREASURER, Mr GUTWEIN[10.09 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Apr 2016

No-Energy Minister Groom Needs Consumption Reduction Plan

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 26 April 2016NOTICE OF MOTIONRosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that according to the Liberal’s Energy Supply Plan and recent public comments of the Minister for Energy, Hon Matthew Groom MP, 200MW of...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Apr 2016

Treasurer Must Take Some Responsibility for Hydro Woes

Media Release - 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 - 27 Apr 2016

Dam Levels Fall, Minister Continues to do Nothing

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokesperson 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.At 9.15am this morning, diesel generation was only generating...

- 26 Apr 2016

Minister Sleepwalking in the Dark

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokesperson 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...

- 20 Apr 2016

$594 MWh for Power, Cost of Energy Crisis

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonToday 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.

- 13 Apr 2016

Liberal Government's Utter Stupidity on Climate Change

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 7 Apr 2016

Groom Switches Blame to Hydro for Energy Crisis

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for ENERGY, Mr GROOMWe have not seen much of you lately on the energy crisis.  Why have you sought to put the blame back on Hydro -Members interjecting.Madam SPEAKER - Order.  The House will come to order...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Apr 2016

Hapless Energy Minister Loses More Power

Parliamentary Activity - WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL 2016Rosalie Woodruff On tomorrow to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that according to the Liberal’s Energy Supply Plan and recent public comments of the hapless Minister for Energy, Hon Matthew Groom MP, 100MW of...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Apr 2016

Hapless Minister's Missing Power

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonAccording to the Government’s Energy Supply Plan and recent public comments by hapless Minister Groom, 100MW of diesel generation were to be installed and operational by the end of March. At...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Apr 2016

"What Can We Do, Minister?"

Media Release - 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 - 29 Mar 2016

Power to the People

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff MP on tomorrow to move -That this house:Acknowledges that 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 - 16 Mar 2016

State of the State Address in Reply

Media Release - 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 - 15 Mar 2016

Groom Failed to Prepare for "Super" Drought

Media Release - 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 - 15 Mar 2016

Greens Are Focussed on the Key Issues

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderThe Hodgman Liberals are desperately trying to deflect from Matthew Groom's woeful performance as Minister for Energy.The Greens have spent the past week in Parliament focused on the single most important...

- 11 Mar 2016

12 Month Energy Talkfest Straight from 'Yes Minister'

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonA 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.

- 9 Mar 2016

Groom Initiates Talkfest While Major Industrials Cut Production

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and State Growth spokespersonThe 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...

- 9 Mar 2016

Regrettable First Day Back for Parliament

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderAfter 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 - 8 Mar 2016

Groom's Basslink Prayers Not Enough

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonBasslink 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...

- 8 Mar 2016

Groom's Expensive Basslink Bandaid

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonToday'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.Minister Groom’s only plan...

- 25 Feb 2016

Groom Should Be Honest About Energy Crisis

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonThe 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....

- 22 Feb 2016

Premier Misses Opportunity to Replace Groom

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderThe Premier has missed a golden opportunity to place the Energy portfolio in the hands of a competent Minister in this time of energy crisis.Matthew Groom has demonstrated beyond doubt that he is not up to...

- 18 Feb 2016

On-Island Renewables Before Second Basslink

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonPremier 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.The Premier wants to lock us into a future...

- 11 Feb 2016

Greens Energy Vision Needed

Media Release - 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 - 10 Feb 2016

It is Time to Recall Parliament

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderTasmania is in crisis yet the Liberals are content to wait until March to answer questions in Parliament about what they will do to provide energy security, fix the underfunded mess that is public health in...

- 9 Feb 2016

Paul Harriss is an Energy Dinosaur

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokespersonResources Minister, Paul Harriss, cannot be taken seriously on the State's future energy security following the Basslink breakdown.Burning trees to produce power is neither green,...

- 7 Feb 2016

Generating a New Renewable Wave

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonThe 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.

- 5 Feb 2016

Bell Bay Aluminium Comes to Groom's Temporary Rescue

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and State Prosperity spokespersonWhile 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...

- 4 Feb 2016

Tasmanian Greens Energy Strategy: Vision and Targets

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonThe Tasmanian Greens have released the vision and targets of their Tasmanian Energy Strategy, which focuses on much needed investment in renewables.

- 31 Jan 2016

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

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderTasmania 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.

- 28 Jan 2016

Energy Response Needed Now

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonThe government needs to be clear about what their plan is for Tasmania in the current energy predicament.

- 27 Jan 2016

Renewables Investment Needed Now

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonThe 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...

- 14 Jan 2016

Storage Levels Stress Need For Renewables

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonThe 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....

- 11 Jan 2016

Basslink Wake-up Call

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonThe 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.

- 23 Dec 2015

Basslink Failure Highlights Need for Investment in Renewables

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonThe damage to the Basslink cable is a timely reminder that Tasmanians are still vulnerable to cuts to our electricity supply.The best way to make our electricity supply secure is to increase...

- 22 Dec 2015

Paris Climate Deal Great Opportunity for Tasmania

Media Release - 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 - 13 Dec 2015

Brown Coal Power Imports Staggering and Shameful

Media Release - 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...

- 3 Dec 2015

Liberals Ignore Renewable Energy

Media Release - 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 - 2 Dec 2015

Details on Entura Needed Now

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonThe government needs to release the Memorandum of Understanding detailing the relationship between HydroChina, owned by the Chinese government, and Entura.

- 4 Nov 2015

Annual Report Shows Liberal Hydro Sabotage

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonHydro 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...

- 29 Oct 2015