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Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Basslink Report Shows Public Ownership Needed

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Dec 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

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

Basslink Break Uncertainty Highlights Need for On-Island Renewables

The energy crisis exposed Tasmania’s vulnerability to the State's increasing dependence on dirty coal-fired power from the mainland.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Apr 2016


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Minister Groom, Is It Situation Normal or Act Now?

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Apr 2016


Man Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

Energy Bungle

The Government finds itself in the midst of an energy crisis, facing soaring costs, electricity rationing, and environmental damage.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Mar 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