474. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the minister representing the
Minister for Energy:
refer to comments made by the Minister for Energy in a RenewEconomy article
from 6 May titled, ''W.A. sees no new thermal generation being
built, even with no state RET''. Minister Johnston is quoted as stating,
''All future generation will be renewable because that's now the
(1) Will the
minister please confirm that all future generation in WA will be renewable and
that there will be no new gas or coal generation in the state?
(2) Will the
minister please confirm that the aforementioned statement applies to generation
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The following information has been provided to me
by the Minister for Energy.
(1) The statement
I made was in respect of the south west interconnected system, which was that I
do not expect any additional thermal generation to be built, as renewables are
now the cheapest form of new build generation in the SWIS.
(2) There is no generation creating
electricity for export from Western Australia.