Keep­ing lights on

Central and North Burnett Times - - YOUR SAY - — Colin Boyce LNP can­di­date for Cal­lide

A 50% re­new­able en­ergy tar­get will have cat­a­strophic con­se­quences for Cal­lide house­holds and busi­nesses.

The La­bor Party will im­ple­ment a 50% Re­new­able En­ergy Tar­get (RET) if they form govern­ment af­ter the next elec­tion.

This will put Queens­land in the same en­ergy po­si­tion as South Aus­tralia.

We will have an un­re­li­able, un­af­ford­able power gen­er­a­tion sys­tem and black­outs.

South Aus­tralia is de­pen­dent on Queens­land’s coal-fired power to com­pen­sate for their power pro­duc­tion short­falls.

With a 50% RET, house­holds will be dis­con­nected, in­dus­try and busi­nesses will close their doors and the ob­vi­ous out­come is that jobs will be lost.

The La­bor Party will phase out coal-fired elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion.

A LNP Govern­ment will sup­port pri­vate sec­tor in­vest­ment in the con­struc­tion of a new high ef­fi­ciency, low emis­sions (HELE) coal-fired power gen­er­a­tor in Queens­land.

We will sup­port and main­tain jobs in the coal min­ing and power gen­er­a­tion in­dus­try.

We will sup­ply af­ford­able and re­li­able elec­tric­ity in Queens­land.

Coal-fired power gen­er­a­tors are ca­pa­ble of pro­duc­ing elec­tric­ity 24 hours a day, seven days a week, rain, hail or shine.

It is the most re­li­able, most af­ford­able power gen­er­a­tion op­tion we have at present. There are hun­dreds of new HELE coal-fired gen­er­a­tors be­ing built all over the world.

We will help busi­nesses cre­ate jobs and we will de­liver af­ford­able, re­li­able elec­tric­ity for Queens­land con­sumers.

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