Bill Shorten has been caught with another empty slogan denying the cost of his renewable policies.
When asked how much his renewables plan for public servants would cost, he said:
“There'll be no net cost in terms of what we're proposing”
Bill Shorten’s reckless economic management style is to pretend that everything is free.
This is false. Bill Shorten knows it. We know it. And the public knows it.
He expects the Australian people to believe that switching to 50 per cent renewables for the public service will cost taxpayers nothing – when a similar policy cost the ACT Government up to $89.10 per MWh in their last auction.
Labor is refusing to release its costings on renewables and the carbon tax. Either that or they have absolutely no idea.
When asked previously how much Labor’s 50 per cent national renewables target would cost, Joel Fitzgibbon said:
“No one knows – that’s the truth of it” (The Bolt Report, 27 July 2015)
Fortunately for Labor, the Department of the Environment has done their work for them.
The Department costed a 50 per cent national renewables target and has found it will cost a whopping $85 billion by 2030.
Even Labor’s mates are worried about the cost of Labor’s reckless plans. Tony Maher from the CFMEU said:
“An increased Renewable Energy Target of 50% by 2030 will increase the cost of electricity for manufacturing and ordinary households while being a poor tool to reduce Australia’s overall global warming emissions” (May 2015, letter to Labor MPs)
Labor has absolutely no idea how to achieve anything they promise. They’re all just empty slogans. It’s the same old Labor.
Only the Coalition has a responsible, credible and mature policy on renewable energy.
Only the Coalition has an effective suite of policies to tackle climate change without a carbon tax.
Labor should either release their costings or fess up that they haven’t done them.