Today the ACT Legislative Assembly will be debating a bill for mandatory energy efficient hot water systems for new homes, which is being spearheaded by the Greens.
ACT Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur says:
“The Liberal Party, in their 2008 Climate Change policy release, said they would require ‘Solar or other low energy hot water systems on all new dwellings’.
“The Labor Party’s Climate Change policy launch claimed that a re-elected Labor would ‘encourage the phasing out of electric hot water systems’.
“There will be some explaining to do if either party backflips on these promises.”
So are the Greens going to help us save the environment, or just squeeze the little people out of an already overpriced housing market?