NFF keen to see en­ergy mar­ket fix

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - NEWS -

❝need Farm­ers pol­icy that ad­dresses re­li­a­bil­ity, sus­tain­abil­ity and af­ford­abil­ity — NFF CEO Tony Ma­har

THE Na­tional Farm­ers’ Fed­er­a­tion (NFF) re­mains sup­port­ive of mea­sures that will fix Aus­tralia’s bro­ken en­ergy mar­ket.

“The sys­tem is com­pro­mised and it needs bi­par­ti­san com­mit­ment and co-oper­a­tion for farm­ing and the broader econ­omy to get on with do­ing busi­ness,” NFF CEO Tony Ma­har said.

“Farm­ers need pol­icy that ad­dresses re­li­a­bil­ity, sus­tain­abil­ity and af­ford­abil­ity and al­lows our in­dus­try to grow. Ac­cord­ingly, we wel­come all plans that pro­pose a path through our na­tion’s en­ergy pol­icy con­ster­na­tion.

“La­bor’s plan lays out a se­ries of in­vest­ment ini­tia­tives that iden­tify and ad­dress a num­ber of the key is­sues for an econ­omy tran­si­tion­ing to a re­new­able en­ergy base.”

Mr Ma­har said the plan’s strate­gies of ex­pand­ing fund­ing for the Clean En­ergy Fi­nance Cor­po­ra­tion, fa­cil­i­tat­ing in­vest­ment in tar­geted and ne­c­es­sary in­ter­con­nec­tors, and sup­port for the Na­tional En­ergy Guar­an­tee, had merit.

“In­vest­ment in in­ter­con­nec­tiv­ity and trans­mis­sion links to re­new­able en­ergy hubs are also sen­si­ble. As is in­vest­ment for com­mu­nity hubs, es­pe­cially where they can be im­ple­mented in re­gional ar­eas.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.