House debates

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Statements by Members

Renewable Energy

11:51 am

Photo of Kevin HoganKevin Hogan (Page, National Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Speaker, I am sure you have seen the scene from A Few Good Menwhen Jack Nicholson's character, Colonel Nathan R Jessep, says to Tom Cruise's character, Daniel Kaffee, 'You can't handle the truth!' Well Labor cannot handle the truth. Labor cannot handle the truth that you cannot rely on renewable energy too much—on solar and wind—when the sun ain't shining and the wind ain't blowing. So the truth is you have to have an integrated energy grid that can still supply energy to households but that does not have an overreliance on renewable energy when the storage capability, because of solar and wind, is not there. The truth is that, and Labor and the Greens have to learn that truth.

Photo of Tony SmithTony Smith (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

In accordance with standing order 43, the time for member's statements has concluded.