What happened to democracy
AS expected the good councillors of Indigo Shire ‘ rubber stamped’ the economic and tourism strategies as well as the Ned Kelly Alive proposal last week.
These documents consist of hundreds of pages of “cut and paste” waffle largely plucked off the internet.
This was despite numerous written objections as well as misgivings and questions at so called ‘ community forums’.
Unfortunately, consultants were paid tens of thousands of dollars of taxpayers’ money to do something any computer savvy child could have done.
Perhaps it is time that we considered forgetting about elected councillors and just let the bureaucrats and consultants run Indigo Shire, something they seem to be doing already.
What ever happened to democracy and free speech? have been making huge annual profits.
The law of supply and demand dictates that building new capacity will put downward pressure on power prices.
And when it comes to new generation it is renewable energy that’s cheapest.
The Victorian Renewable Energy Target ( VRET) will see 5000 megawatts of new solar and wind farms built across the state.
Not only will this scheme strengthen the grid and cut the emissions causing climate change, it’s expected to create 11,000 jobs and attract $ 9 billion worth of direct investment.
Despite the fact that renewable energy is putting downward pressure on power prices, Matthew Guy and the Liberal National Party have pledged to scrap the Victorian Renewable Energy Target ( VRET).
The Matthew Guy opposition can demonstrate its commitment to securing cheaper power prices for the community by dropping their pledge that would stall the rollout of cheap renewables.
It’s never too late to do the right thing.