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Technology-neutral climate and energy policy needed

broader-focus-needed-to-bring-more-gas-to-consumersAPGA has called for the development and implementation of technology-neutral climate and energy policy in a submission to a discussion on the Queensland Gas Supply and Demand Action Plan.

APGA Chief executive Cheryl Cartwright said Queensland had taken a sensible path in trying to develop its long-term strategy by asking for submissions on a discussion paper that included 29 reform ideas aimed at addressing community concerns and industry challenges relating to social licence and gas supply.

“We welcome the Queensland government’s initiative to develop a broad action plan that covers both supply and demand in relation to gas,” Ms Cartwright said.

“The process they have undertaken of consulting broadly with the community and stakeholders should ensure the process of developing the action plan is well informed.

“If the Queensland Government is serious about having increasing community acceptance of natural gas then it needs to play its part in explaining the positive contribution gas will make to our future energy and economic security.”

Read more in the Technology neutral climate and energy policy needed media release.

Last updated on 19 Dec 2016 by kpolglaze