Energy Minister takes apart Bill Shorten’s battery plan
The federal Energy Minister says Labor’s plan to cut power bills and reduce emissions won’t ensure reliable energy supply.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will outline the opposition’s policy, based around providing rebates for households that install solar power batteries.
He’ll vow to fund projects that ramp-up the supply of renewable energy, while ruling out any help for coal.
The government’s Angus Taylor tells Alan Jones the plan won’t guarantee reliable, available and affordable power.
“The real problem with this is, even if they install those batteries, it doesn’t touch the sides.
“It’s not even close to enough.
“If we want to keep jobs in this country, if we want to keep manufacturing, if we want to be a country that keeps making things, you have to have an electricity system that’s affordable but can provide that reliable power.”
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