The Australian Greens will establish the Select Committee into Fair Dinkum Power to inquire into the electricity market, power prices and energy generation methods to cut through the Federal Government's meaningless and misleading energy policy.
"The best thing about renewable energy is that it is good for the planet and good for the wallet. It's clean, reliable and getting cheaper every day. Now, that's fair dinkum power," Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
"This inquiry will bust the myths being peddled by the Morrison Government about renewable energy, grid stability and power bills. If Scott Morrison was actually 'fair dinkum' about power, he would let evidence, not ideology, guide energy policy.
"Consumers and the industry want to be empowered. The public sees through the Morrison Government's bluster about using a 'big stick', and more coal, to put power prices down.
"Australians are right to be angry that we're being screwed with huge power bills, and we should be even angrier that the Morrison Government's answer is more coal.
"Research shows that gas and coal fired power stations break down every 2.4 days. Meanwhile, the battery in South Australia is proven to be putting downward pressure on power prices, and providing stability.
"We can be the renewable powerhouse of the world; all we need is factual information and the political will to make decisions in the best interests of all Australians."