Crisp issues dire warning

Peter Crisp told State Parliament this week blackouts could be disastrous for fresh fruit growers and that was why they were turning to costly diesel power generation.

Peter Crisp told State Parliament this week blackouts could be disastrous for fresh fruit growers and that was why they were turning to costly diesel power generation.

SUNRAYSIA fruit growers are turning to costly diesel power generation to avoid the potential of their crops being damaged by electrical blackouts.

Member for Mildura Peter Crisp told State Parliament this week that while everyone was worried about power costs,  and for most blackouts were inconvenient and annoying, they could be “disastrous” to fresh fruit growers.

Mr Crisp said Australia and Victoria needed an energy system that met demand at a cost that everyone could afford and not to do so would affect competitiveness and put living standards at risk.

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