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Unions Tasmania power proposal

THERE’S NO  doubt we’re in an energy crisis. Hydro Tasmania dam levels have dropped to a new record of 14.6 per cent, Bass Link is still broken and it’s unclear when it’ll be fixed.

Unions held an emergency meeting on the power crisis yesterday. 

Unions Tasmania has put forward a way to ease the power pressure, suggesting households receive a rebate for every kilowatt hour less they use, compared to the same billing period last year. Unions Tasmania Secretary Steve Walsh told media that “This would send a clear price signal that encourages a reduction in power use”.

It comes as an internal email showed that the CSIRO was considering purchasing diesel generators in case of power restriction. 

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