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Basslink Report Shows Public Ownership Needed

Media Release - News today confirms that the Basslink failure was due to Basslink Pty Ltd operating the cable above safe use thresholds.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 Dec 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

Tasmania Still Not Energy Self-Sufficient

Parliamentary Activity - The 2016 energy crisis cost Tasmania an estimated $126 million and highlighted how insecure the state’s energy supply is.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Mar 2017

Energy Security Taskforce Points Finger At Government

Media Release - 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 - 21 Dec 2016

Basslink Break Uncertainty Highlights Need for On-Island Renewables

Media Release - The energy crisis exposed Tasmania’s vulnerability to cuts to our electricity supply, and the State's increasing dependence on dirty coal-fired power from the mainland. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Dec 2016

Hydro's Losses Cost Taxpayer Dearly

Media Release - 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 - 27 Oct 2016

Second Basslink a COAG Distraction

Media Release - 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 - 5 Oct 2016

Goanna Energy Submission an Indictment on Groom

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 Sep 2016

Liberals Have Much to Answer on Energy

Media Release - 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 - 29 Aug 2016

Energy Minister Groom Should Learn From His Mistakes

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 14 Jun 2016

Groom Learnt Nothing About Energy Risk

Media Release - 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 - 8 Jun 2016

Groom Suns Himself During Energy Crisis

Media Release - 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 - 8 Jun 2016

100% Renewable Tasmania

Media Release - 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 - 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: More Funding Needed for Renewables to Prevent Another Energy Crisis

Parliamentary Activity - Tasmania’s energy crisis has exposed the need for our State to secure a renewable future through a strategy to drive investment in new renewable generation capacity.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 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

Renewable Investment, Not Second Basslink

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Apr 2016

Minister Sleepwalking in the Dark

Media Release - 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 - 20 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

Russian roulette is no way to manage Tasmania's energy system

Parliamentary Activity - There is a risk that the current Tasmanian energy crisis may turn into a catastrophe.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Apr 2016

Minister Groom, Is It Situation Normal or Act Now?

Media Release - The Government’s newspaper update to the community today is another confusing message to Tasmanians about what we need to do in the state's energy crisis.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 Apr 2016

Energy Bungle

Parliamentary Activity - The Government finds itself in the midst of an energy crisis, facing soaring costs, electricity rationing, and environmental damage because of an ideological resistance to push the building of new wind farms, and sought to put a lid on...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Mar 2016

Groom Should Be Honest About Energy Crisis

Media Release - 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 - 22 Feb 2016