More Baseload Power, Lower Cost

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.


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