I support the Bernardi Plan: More Baseload Power, Lower Cost
The headlong rush by Labor, the Liberals and the Greens to pursue renewable energy – pandering to colleagues in Paris rather than helping everyday Australians – is already spiking power prices.
Conservatives’ party senator Cory Bernardi has been advocating that the Commonwealth government uses the $450 million a year that it already spends on electricity, to underwrite the entry of new baseload power for the Australian energy grid.
A damning ACCC report on energy rip-offs released in July demonstrates there is a pathway to the Bernardi Plan. Consumers could save hundreds of dollars a year on their power bills if legal changes boosted competition among electricity wholesalers and retailers, says the ACCC, which is a competition watchdog.
Senator Bernardi’s proposal for a long-term government energy tender – conditional on bringing new, baseload power online – will fix the energy market’s woes. I'm calling on the government to take action now.