Government's energy reforms on track Fri 17 August 2012 Bryan Green Minister for Energy and Resources The Minister for Energy and Resources Bryan Green said today the Government's package of energy reforms were on track to help deliver the lowest possible power prices for Tasmanians. "We now have support from all political parties for key elements of the Government's plan and I look forward to the passage of legislation through the Parliament," Mr Green said. "I am satisfied the Parliament will make decisions that provide the best outcomes for all Tasmanians." "The Greens' and the Liberals' endorse the need to restructure the industry to maximise opportunities and keep downward pressure on electricity prices." Mr Green said the Government would not waver in its commitment to keep Hydro Tasmania and the State's electricity distribution networks in public hands. "The Greens have requested further analysis of some aspects of the reforms and the Government will work through those." "The Government is firmly focussed on containing future electricity price increases as part of these reforms." "We have already acted to provide relief to Tasmanian households and small businesses from big power price increases and we will also continue to work with community welfare organisations as part of the implementation process," Mr Green said.