Political risk too great for energy system

Energy Ministers must work together for an integrated decarbonisation of Australia’s energy system, Energy Networks Association (ENA) Chief Executive Officer John Bradley told the All-Energy Australia conference today.

“Patchwork targets and policies across Australia are not leading to a stable, secure energy system – this is the second emergency meeting of Energy Ministers in seven weeks,” Mr Bradley said.

“There is no doubt Australia faces a higher cost, less secure decarbonisation if it has a mish-mash of inconsistent Federal and State initiatives.

“The NEM is supposed to be a national market, but we are ‘running with scissors’ towards a cleaner energy system. The Energy Ministers’ meeting on Friday can reduce that risk.”