Government wants public input for energy strategy

“What we need to make sure is when we put together an energy future for our state that it actually recognises our ability to produce good, clean green power and brings that benefit to all households”.

The Tasmanian Government is hoping its new energy strategy will deliver cheaper power for businesses and residents.

Energy Minister Matthew Groom said the main focus was delivering cheaper power for all customers.

“They’re also significant users of our power and if they were to move away from the state then that would deliver very significant upward pressure on power prices”.

Photo: The Government said the main focus was delivering cheaper power for all customers.

Mr Groom said it was important people recognised the role of the state’s big energy users, on top of providing jobs.

Tony Reidy from the Council of Social Service said lowering power costs to encourage investment should not come at the expense of Tasmania’s most vulnerable.

Read more here: ABC

    

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