#wapol W Australia $Billion Barnett BS as energy prices go up again, renewables in limbo from @ChappleMLC

Robin Chapple MLC

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region


State Government Billion Dollar Saving Goes Missing

2 July 2013

Greens WA spokesperson on Energy policy, Robin Chapple MLC, wonders where the $1 billion saved from the Energy portfolio has gone?

“In his first public announcement as Energy Minister, Mr Nahan boasted that the state government had made savings of $1 billion in the Energy portfolio.


“A series of questions from me in Parliament has finally forced an admission that the government can give no justification to back this claim – which leads me to conclude that the trumpeted saving is an illusion.


“The million or so metered premises on the Western Power network who get their next power bill shortly – containing this week’s hike in state government utility charges – might think that their $1,000 share of the lost $1 billion would be quite handy.

“On top of the ever-increasing tally of wasted taxpayer millions in the Muja debacle, and the revelation of massive gas price increases around the corner – this has been a sorry period for WA energy policy”, Mr Chapple concluded.

For more information please contact Robin Chapple on

9486 8255

All the best

Robin Chapple MLC

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region

PO Box 94, West Perth WA 6872

41 Havelock Street, West Perth. WA 6005

Phone: Robin.Chapple | Freecall: 1800 138 610 | WEB: http://robinchapple.com/

Our office provides a facility for members of the public to ask their own Parliamentary Questions through my website at http://www.robinchapple.com/ask-question. Questions on Notice are preferred, instructions and templates are provided.

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