Federal MP Libby Coker has outlined her vision of the green energy future for Corangamite while taking a swipe at her opposition colleagues for inaction.
During the opening day of parliament for the year the local member said the region was suitable of hosting a wide array of renewable energy sources.
“Much of the potential of renewable energy exists in our regions, like my electorate of Corangamite where there is much open space,” she said in the house.
“Where there is capacity for wind, hydro, solar and hydrogen.”
Debate over Australia’s energy transition dominated a large portion of time on the floor from MP’s on both sides of the house, and followed an anti-renewable energy protest staged outside parliament where a dozen Liberal and National party MP’s spoke.
“We know that in the global race for new energy jobs and investments we’ve found ourselves falling behind,” Ms Coker said.
The MP accused her opposition colleagues of ignoring the science behind climate change during their almost ten years in power.
“A decade of policy drift, funding neglect and climate change denial,” she said.