Last Sunday night an extreme heatwave caused local network faults, which led to power outages in parts of Victoria. It should have been a wake-up call that global warming and extreme weather are already affecting our lives and our cities.
But instead a number of Victorian Liberal MPs took advantage of the situation to spread misinformation, falsely blaming the outages on the closure of Hazelwood.
Here’s what Gembrook MP Brad Battin tweeted:
*Please remember to be polite and stick to the facts
Here are the tweets fromCoalition MPs:
If you are looking for more information about how hot weather affects our energy system, check out our recent blog post.