LNP power brokers snub members’ cries for new coal power

July 08, 2018

Electricity prices will continue to be too high as the Liberal National Party again rejects pleas from its own membership to scrap subsidies for expensive and unreliable renewables.

Conservative Party Queensland Senate candidate Lyle Shelton said the LNP’s rank-and-file was crying out for change.

“Motion after motion at the weekend’s LNP state convention called for coal-fired power stations to be built and for renewable energy to be taken off the taxpayer’s teat,” he said.

“These motions will be ignored by LNP power brokers whose policy is for the so-called National Energy Guarantee and for a ‘future beyond coal’,” Mr Shelton said.

“The only way to restore affordable and reliable power for householders and industry is to turn off the power of the major party power brokers. The best way to do this is to elect Conservative Party Senators who will act on principle, not Paris, at the next election,” he concluded.

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