Labor/Finkel plan would drive up energy costs and kill jobs

Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has expressed disappointment that at the latest report from Alan Finkel as being more concerned with eco-evangelism than affordability.

The report, released today, by Alan Finkel suggests that Labor’s crazy renewable energy target could be ‘easily met’ if individual households install solar panels and battery technology.

“This eco-evangalist approach of suggesting that there is no cost restriction to households installing expensive solar panels and batteries defies common-sense and highlights a disconnectedness from mainstream Australia. Australians are losing patience with highly paid officials and Parliamentarians virtue signalling at the expense of their household budgets,” Senator Abetz said.

“Labor’s energy policy puts Paris before pensioners’ pockets and attempts to out-flank the Greens on the left at the expense of blue-collar union members in the coal and manufacturing sectors while also mugging household budgets.”

“Given the economic assumptions in his last report were found wanting, it’s disappointing that Dr Finkel would release yet another report that similarly lacks a full appreciation of the need for affordability.”

“By contrast, the Government’s energy policy will ensure lower power prices and reliability for Australian families and places common-sense before eco-evangelism,” Senator Abetz concluded.

About Eric

Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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