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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

Tasmanians Deserve a Fair Price for Rooftop Solar

Media Release - A fair feed-in tariff for rooftop solar electricity is a must to reduce people’s power bills and stimulate clean jobs and renewable investment.  It would also secure our energy supply and help transition Tasmania to a 100% clean economy.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Feb 2018

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

Commonwealth Government's Energy Policy

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Oct 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

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

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

Huonville High Leads the Way on Renewable Energy

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I want to read in some reflections that I had on a terrific experience I had attending the launch of the Zayed Energy Project in Huonville last week.  I understand the member for Franklin, Mr Street...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 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

Basslink Break Uncertainty Highlights Need for On-Island Renewables

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

- 5 Dec 2016

Government of Climate Denial and Damage Left Behind by Paris

Media Release - The Paris Agreement to curb global emissions in the hope of limiting warming to less than 2 degrees, comes into effect today, but the Australian Government has yet to ratify it and the Tasmanian Government has yet to present a plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Nov 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

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

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

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

Climate Act Review an Opportunity

Media Release - Meaningful and sustained action on climate change is not only a moral and economic imperative, with the Australian Government signing the Paris Agreement last December, Tasmania now has a legal responsibility to deliver emissions...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Jul 2016

State Budget: Address in Reply

Parliamentary Activity - The Greens have discussed our energy strategy on numbers of occasions in this House since we tabled it early this year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Jun 2016

State Budget: Address in Reply

Parliamentary Activity - It gives me great pleasure to present the Tasmanian Greens' fully costed Alternative Budget for 2016-17. It continues a long-standing tradition of the Tasmanian Greens to present an alternative vision for the future of Tasmania. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 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

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: 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: Turnbull Government Climate Deniers

Parliamentary Activity - Condemnation of the Turnbull Liberal Government for its complete failure to address the greatest challenge facing Australians, and the nation’s economy, global warming.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 May 2016

Renewable Investment, Not Second Basslink

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokesperson

- 29 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

Greens' Response to Announcement of New Political Group

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderThe beauty of a democracy is that any group of concerned citizens can speak up and establish organisations to represent their concerns. It is, of course, disappointing to hear that a member of the United...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Apr 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

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'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

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

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

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

Renewable Energy is Tasmania's Future

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONWednesday, 18 November 2015Rosalie Woodruff MP on tomorrow to move -That this house:

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 Nov 2015

Rosalie Woodruff New Franklin MP

Media Release - I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the Franklin electorate at the state level. My six years as a Huon Valley councillor have given me a good feel for the issues in the southern part of the electorate and I look forward to...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 Aug 2015