ACT Labor’s wind farm deal will worsen cost of living

The ACT government’s wind farm power deal will contribute to rising energy costs for Canberrans who are already struggling with an increasing cost of living, Shadow Minister for Environment Nicole Lawder said today.

“Simon Corbell’s announcement to provide 33 percent of Canberra’s electricity from wind farms will lead to a $93 per year increase in power bills. It’s unfair to be lumping this burden on Canberra families which are already struggling with cost of living,” Ms Lawder said.

“As ACT Labor proceeds with its 90 percent renewable energy target, Canberrans can expect to see more and more of these cost increases. The government needs to prioritise cost of living issues for Canberrans.

“The Canberra Liberals are committed to addressing cost of living issues and will balance that with sound environmental practice. Simon Corbell should take a step back and realise the impost he’s placing on families who will be forced to bear the brunt of his actions,” Ms Lawder concluded.