Tasmanian Labor will join a national renewable energy summit following the breakdown in talks with the Federal Liberal Government over the future of the RET.

Shadow Minister Energy David Llewellyn said continuing uncertainty over the Renewable Energy Target posed a serious threat to potential investment and jobs in Tasmania.

“We already know a large wind farm proposed for the West Coast won’t go ahead if the Abbott Government winds back the RET,” Mr Llewellyn said.

“Tasmania is Australia’s renewable energy powerhouse and it is important our voice be heard.

Mr Llewellyn questioned Will Hodgman’s commitment to the renewable energy sector.

“The Tasmanian Liberal Government has taken a backseat on this issue and Will Hodgman will not take up the fight to Tony Abbott.

“It is critically important to Tasmania because the proposed cuts to the RET will effectively kill off future investment in renewable energy in our State.

“It is clear the Abbott Government is hell bent on watering down the RET regardless of the consequences for States like Tasmania.

“Unlike Will Hodgman, Tasmanian Labor will not sit back and just let it happen.”
David Llewellyn MP Shadow Minister for Energy