Marinus will sock Tasmanians: Brown

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Contrary to Guy Barnett’s release today, an independent report written by leading energy experts Professor Bruce Mountain and Steven Percy, released last year by the Bob Brown Foundation, showed that the $3.5+ billion Marinus cable will not compete with mainland generated and stored electricity and will become a cost burden on taxpayers who will pay more overall with the project than they will without it. “If this is a producer of cheaper power, then let private enterprise pay for it. Surely the Tasmanian and Federal Liberals will follow their own philosophy and have the market sort this out, not sting ordinary Tasmanians with the risk,’ Bob Brown said today.

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