APGA reminds governments that the hard yards of developing a long-term, holistic national energy policy must still be run to ensure future energy security.
APGA Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said it was tragic that, despite warnings on the looming gas supply shortage over many years, the nation had to reach the brink of a crisis to force action.
“The failure to think strategically and to develop a comprehensive national energy policy has led us inexorably down this path so that the only solution remaining is the drastic one of threatening exports,” Mr Davies said.
“Obviously, Australia’s economy depends on industry being able to access the energy it needs reliably and securely, and the government’s efforts to secure enough gas for domestic use should meet those needs in the short-term.
“However, the energy needs of Australia’s industrial commercial and domestic users must be met day after day, year after year, in the long-term as well.”
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