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SA blackout a reminder of Groom’s reckless decision

  • Energy Minister wanted to sell energy insurance policy
  • South Australia looking to invest in the same technology Groom wanted to sell  
  • Energy crisis cost Tasmanians dearly

As South Australia grapples with severe energy supply challenges, Tasmanians are reminded of the enormous risk Matthew Groom was willing to take.

Labor Leader Bryan Green said while South Australia is trying to work out how to pay for more gas-fired power, the Hodgman Government was prepared to sell our insurance policy.

“The situation in South Australia demonstrates the value of a back-up gas fired power station and Matthew Groom was willing to flog ours off,” Mr Green said.

“It’s a timely reminder of Minister Groom’s gross incompetence.

“The Liberals had to spend tens of millions of dollars on diesel generators to avoid blackouts here because Matthew Groom didn’t run gas when he should have.

“The energy crisis cost the state more than $160 million with further damage to our largest employers.”