NFF keen to see energy market fix
❝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.”