Parties push for reliable power on Eyre Peninsula

February 28, 2018

Securing Eyre Peninsula’s power supply could be a winner for the Australian Conservatives candidate for the seat of Flinders heading toward the state election on March 17.

The Eyre Peninsula Tribune reports electricity has been a major talking point in recent years and measures have been taken to ensure issues like the September 2016 blackout do not happen again.

The Labor Party is still pushing its unsustainable renewable energy model.

The Liberal Party’s energy policy involves the creation of a $200-million Interconnection Fund.

But the Australian Conservatives’ plan to end the electricity crisis is to restore “the Playford model” of using the most reliable and affordable electricity regardless of how it is generated.

The party has promised it will end future state subsidies of renewable energy and commission a cost-benefit analysis of a coal-fired power plant or a nuclear power plant.

Flinders candidate Tony Parker said the issue was vital for the region.

“You can do nothing without electricity...live five minutes without air, 14 days without food, how long without electricity?,” he said.

“No petrol, no phone, no doctors, supermarket shelves are empty, no money and no ATM.”

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