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Wind Farm

Energy – Wind Farm Planning

I understand there are already some 228 wind turbines in Tasmania generating power. If what is proposed currently goes ahead, the figure would be 652 turbines.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Energy – Marinus Link Cost Allocation

The Australian Energy Market operator has drawn up a list of projects that could be actionable for funding.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Energy Co-Ordination and Planning Amendment (Tasmanian Renewable Energy Target) Bill 2020

We are in this position as a country where we are playing catch-up on tackling climate change.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2020


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Energy Co-Ordination and Planning Amendment (Tasmanian Renewable Energy Target) Bill 2020

A renewable energy target must be part of the actions that we take in Tasmania. We support a target for renewable energy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2020


Pile of Woodchips

Forest Furnaces Are Not Renewable Energy

In a climate emergency, we have a scientific and moral imperative to decrease our carbon emissions to slow down the planet’s warming.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Opinion  |  10 Nov 2020


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

COVID-19 Emergency

I am happy and proud to be able to speak today about the Greens' interim submission to the Economic Recovery Advisory Council.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Jun 2020


Green Economics

Greens Release Interim Recovery Plan for Better, Fairer Tasmania

The Greens have written to the Premier’s Social and Economic Recovery Advisory Council with our interim submission on the path out of the COVID-19 crisis.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Jun 2020


Green Economics

Interim Submission to Recovery Council

The Tasmanian Greens interim submission to the Premier’s Social and Economic Recovery Advisory Council.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  2 Jun 2020


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2020


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 May 2020


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Nov 2018


Three Workers Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

Tasmanians Deserve a Fair Price for Rooftop Solar

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2018


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Nov 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

COAG Must Consider Public Ownership of Basslink

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Nov 2017


Three Workers Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

Commonwealth Government's Energy Policy

The Prime Minister and federal Cabinet have rejected the advice of the chief scientist, Alan Finkel, and rejected a clean energy target.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Oct 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Hodgman Refuses to Criticise Scrapping of Clean Energy Target

Neither the Premier nor the Energy Minister could give a straight answer about the impact on Tasmania as a result of the decision to abandon renewables.

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


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Aug 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

PAC Report Silent on Threats to Energy Security

The Public Accounts Committee’s Financial Position and Performance of Government Owned Energy Entities report is underwhelming.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Aug 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 May 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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 renewables.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Apr 2017


Three Workers Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

Huonville High Leads the Way on Renewable Energy

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Apr 2017


Man Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

280 Tasmanian Renewable Energy Jobs Lost Under Liberals

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Liberals' Energy Inaction Costing Tasmania Millions

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Feb 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

Tasmanians Lose Out On Power Bills

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Dec 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Tenuous Business Case for Second Basslink

Without significant investment in new renewables in Tasmania, the case for a second Basslink interconnector would only be marginally economic.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Dec 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Dec 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom's Renewable Energy Failure

At today’s GBE committee, Minister Groom showed no sign he has any plan to lift Tasmania beyond current inadequate levels of renewable energy generation.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 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


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Government of Climate Denial and Damage Left Behind by Paris

The Paris Agreement to curb global emissions in the hope of limiting warming to less than 2 degrees, comes into effect today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 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 Rationale Back the Front

Matthew Groom implied further investment in renewable energy projects can't happen without a second Basslink interconnector.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 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


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Climate Act Review an Opportunity

Tasmania now has a legal responsibility to deliver emissions reductions and increase carbon storage.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jul 2016


Green Economics

State Budget: Address in Reply

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016


Green Economics

State Budget: Address in Reply

It continues a long-standing tradition of the Tasmanian Greens to present an alternative vision for the future of Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 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

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


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Greens' Response to Announcement of New Political Group

The beauty of a democracy is that any group of concerned citizens can speak up and establish organisations to represent their concerns.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Apr 2016


Bushfire, Burned Forest

State of the State Address in Reply

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens MPs, I pay respect to the palawa/pakana people of Tasmania, to their treasured elders, past and present.

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


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Mar 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's Basslink Prayers Not Enough

Basslink has indicated it still doesn't know what the interconnector cable fault is.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Mar 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Feb 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Greens Energy Vision Needed

Today the Tasmanian Greens released the final parts of our Energy Strategy for a renewable and secure energy supply.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jan 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Energy Response Needed Now

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Jan 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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%.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Jan 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jan 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Basslink Wake-up Call

The Basslink fault shows just how reliant we’ve become on importing coal-fired power from Victoria, and how vulnerable we are because of it.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Dec 2015


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Dec 2015


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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


Coal

Brown Coal Power Imports Staggering and Shameful

The latest figures from Hydro are that up to 50% of Tasmania’s power is now coming from Victorian coal-fired power stations.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Dec 2015


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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 solar customers.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Dec 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Rosalie Woodruff New Franklin MP

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the Franklin electorate at the state level.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Aug 2015


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

RET Decision Appalling for Tasmania and Our native Forests

The gutting of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) and the inclusion of native forest biomass in the target is an appalling outcome for Tasmania.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  24 Jun 2015


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Renewable Energy Target

The release of a recent report reveals the state’s economy benefits from the Renewable Energy Target is more than $100 million each year.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  28 Nov 2014


Three Workers Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

RET Jobs Threat

Greens Leader Kim Booth MP today slammed the Abbott government’s threat to the Renewable Energy Target.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  18 Aug 2014


Three Workers Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

Renewable Energy Target

Premier Hodgman joining his federal counterparts' ranks on exempting major emitters from the Renewable Energy Target (RET) is not surprising.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Jun 2014


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Accounts 2011-12

Tasmania is a cleaner, more energy efficient economy and is storing more carbon in the landscape than it was in 1990.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2014