Tasmanian Minister needs to show leadership - Solar Citizens

Tasmanian Minister needs to show leadership

Media Release

12 May 2013

Save Solar Tasmania today said “Energy Minister Bryan Green has a unique opportunity to support the growth of jobs and expertise in the Tasmanian renewable energy industry.”  The Minister is reportedly about to make a decision on feed-in tariffs based on advice from Treasury without a public consultation process.

Jack Gilding, convenor of Save Solar Tasmania said “We lack confidence in Treasury’s ability to understand the benefits to Tasmania of a growing solar industry.  On all the available evidence, we expect Treasury to promote a very narrow view of the role of solar PV in our electricity system. The Minister has a responsibility to take into account the wider benefits to Tasmania of a vibrant decentralised electricity system.”

Save Solar Tasmania today calls on Minister Bryan Green to make public the advice he has received from Treasury and to commit to a public consultation process.

 Read the full press release.