Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
The Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Plan for Energy and Resources

The Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Plan for Energy and Resources

Ratings: (0)|Views: 16|Likes:
Published by Dan Cass
This is the Liberal and National Party's policy platform covering energy and resources for the Victorian state election in 2010.

The policy covers promises broken in the 2013 Federal Budget such as the Million Solar Roofs program.

Ref: Ted Baillieu and Michael O’Brien, The Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Plan for Energy and Resources, 2010.

Copyright: Liberal Party of Australia, Victorian Division and used with thanks.
This is the Liberal and National Party's policy platform covering energy and resources for the Victorian state election in 2010.

The policy covers promises broken in the 2013 Federal Budget such as the Million Solar Roofs program.

Ref: Ted Baillieu and Michael O’Brien, The Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Plan for Energy and Resources, 2010.

Copyright: Liberal Party of Australia, Victorian Division and used with thanks.

More info:

Published by: Dan Cass on May 14, 2014
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reserved

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

09/24/2014

pdf

text

original

 
 
The Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Plan For Energy and Resources
 
 
THE LIBERAL NATIONALS COALITION PLAN FOR ENERGY  AND RESOURCES
Victoria has benefited greatly from the open, flexible and competitive energy market established by the previous Government. Labor opposed those reforms every step of the way while they were in opposition, but now praise the virtues of choice, competition and the private sector. Victoria now faces new energy challenges on which the Labor Government has failed to act, including the need to avoid the threat of increasing blackouts, secure new generating plant and upgrade the reliability of electricity transmission and distribution, while ensuring a transition to cleaner coal generation as speedily as possible, alongside development of the greatest practicable use of renewable and other lower emission energy sources. The Liberal Nationals Coalition is committed to providing an affordable, reliable and sustainable energy supply for Victorians and to foster the efficient and responsible operation of Victoria’s earth resource sectors. Ted Baillieu | Leader 
 
Michael O’Brien
 
Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition
 
Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources
 
2
 
 
LABOR’S FAILINGS
Eleven years of the Labor Government have seen:
 A comprehensive failure by the Labor Government to keep their 1999 election pledge to “guarantee reliable supplies of gas, water and electricity.”
 Five years in a row of statewide blackouts.
 A failure to ensure transmission and distribution reliability to cope with “extreme weather” events.
 A growing risk of more future blackouts due to inadequate investment in new power generation.
 Failure to properly protect power stations and other critical energy infrastructure against unauthorised entry or attack by environmental extremists, criminals or terrorists.
 Victoria’s vital Latrobe Valley power supplies and economic future under threat due to State Labor failing to stand up for Victoria over the Federal Labor Government’s bungled emissions trading scheme.
 Inaction on expert reports on how to reduce blackouts, speed up restoration of supply, make it easier for consumers to report blackouts and keep consumers informed about progress on supply restoration.
 Cover-up of the damning expert report on the April 2008 windstorms and blackouts, action which may have helped save lives in the February 2009 bushfires.
 Failure to act on Auditor-General recommendations about improving the bushfire safety of power lines.
 A bungled, over-budget roll-out of new electricity “smart” meters that should have allowed customers to better manage their electricity use and greenhouse emissions but has only delivered significant cost increases to the electricity bills of Victorian families and businesses.
 Legislation that requires electricity retailers to offer a “fair” feed-in tariff to any customer who supplies feed-in power to the grid, but there is no clear specification of what a “fair” tariff is, and a complex and bureaucratic oversight arrangements have deterred the widespread uptake of this scheme.
3

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->