Al­ter­na­tive energy power

The Gympie Times - - LIFE -

IN MY opin­ion the State La­bor gov­ern­ment has:

■ Pro­vided price re­lief by in­vest­ing $770m to cover the cost of the so­lar bonus scheme.

Re­turned Swan­bank E gas fired power sta­tion into ser­vice to in­crease sup­ply and se­cu­rity

Main­tained power sta­tions in pub­lic hands to en­sure se­cu­rity

Re­tained prof­its for in­vest­ment in elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion so plac­ing down­ward pres­sure on whole­sale prices

■ Quar­an­tined gas sup­plies for the Aus­tralian market rather than for ex­port, thus re­duc­ing gas prices

■ Pro­gressed the build­ing of the hy­dropower sta­tion at Bur­dekin Falls Dam (south of Townsville)

Tracey McWil­liam, the La­bor can­di­date for Gympie, sup­ports the de­vel­op­ment of sus­tain­able, re­new­able energy and the La­bor gov­ern­ments’s ef­fort to keep power price in­creases far lower than under the pre­vi­ous LNP gov­ern­ment. Gympie will ben­e­fit from the build­ing of the so­lar farm at Lower Wonga by pri­vate en­ter­prise. — John Kirk­patrick, Chatsworth.

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