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11 May 21, 3:21pm Tonight’s #budget21 is one of the most important this century. APPEA CEO @sententia_gas explains why and what needs… https://t.co/vovJfcynwa
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11 May 21, 12:14pm If we get the right fiscal settings in tonight's #Budget21, a new wave of oil and gas investment can deliver 220,00… https://t.co/vB4YoecWtR
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10 May 21, 5:22pm Today’s announcement by @ScottStewartMP to give Comet Ridge energy the green light for a new Bowen Basin based proj… https://t.co/8MZT0oJ6Iq
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10 May 21, 1:52pm Tomorrow night’s #budget21 is an opportunity to unlock sustained investment, jobs and growth. Check out what our in… https://t.co/H61ofCmxs2
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 The Finkel Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market has made recommendations that could help resolve the current climate policy impasse and place downward pressure on energy prices.

APPEA Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Roberts said the report, released on Friday 9 June, highlighted the importance of gas to Australian households and industry, and it provided a rare opportunity to better align Australia’s climate change and energy policies. Bipartisan support for its recommendations was needed for investment certainty.

The gas industry welcomes the review’s recommendation that governments should avoid blanket restrictions and bans on gas projects and instead encourage the safe exploration and development of the industry by adopting evidence based regulatory regimes to manage risk on a case-by-case basis.

The report’s key recommendations include a Clean Energy Target and the removal of blanket bans and moratoriums on gas development.

“While the gas industry prefers an economy-wide market mechanism, a Clean Energy Target could reduce emissions from electricity generation,” said Dr Roberts.

“To work, a target must be realistically ambitious – set at a level that winds back our dependence on coal-fired generation without jeopardising energy security.

“The best option today to cut emissions is to use more gas-fired power generation. As the review confirms, gas can complement the intermittent nature of renewable power generation and produce electricity with one-third to one-half lower emissions than coal.

“Instead, we are seeing gas-fired generation squeezed out of the mix by cheap coal and subsidised renewables. Along with policies to remove barriers to gas development, a Clean Energy Target could help reverse the trend of gas disappearing from the energy mix.”