On the same day that the latest release of the hopeless solar panel rebate scheme crashed electricity generation company, Energy Australia, has warned that Labor’s aggressive push towards wind and solar electricity generation will send electricity prices through the roof and increase the number of blackouts affecting Victorians.
Shadow Minister for Energy & Renewables Ryan Smith said Labor’s reckless energy policies have already seen the wholesale price of electricity triple in Victoria and forced Victorians to suffer through sweltering heat with power blackouts, despite promises from Labor that neither would happen.
Daniel Andrews is basically taking the same approach Labor took to Myki to solar rebates. This is supposed to be the changes that fix the whole scheme. Instead the whole thing is a disaster. Daniel Andrews has completely made a mess of something which should be a good news story. Instead, he is hurting households that want to get solar rebates and he’s hurting the small businesses whose job it is to put those panels on the roofs. He needs to apologise to the industry. He needs to apologise to Victorians and he needs to fix it and fix it now.
Daniel Andrews’ latest policy thought-bubble, the 50% renewable energy target is one he likes to talk up, but when it comes time to deliver the real figures about what impact this will have on electricity prices and grid stability, Labor is silent.
Daniel Andrews and Labor simply can’t be trusted to deliver affordable and secure electricity to Victorians.
These latest warnings are just another reminder than under Daniel Andrews and Labor, Victorians will pay more for electricity that they can’t rely on being available when they need it most.
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