“As the recent power problems in South Australia and Tasmania showed, gas-fired generation is essential to reliable electricity supply – its rapid response technology is the natural complement to intermittent renewable energy. That balancing role will only grow in importance.
“Despite this critical role, gas-fired generation in eastern Australia is in decline.
“It’s crunch time for COAG. Australia needs more gas and it needs it now.
“Without access to affordable and reliable supplies of gas, families and businesses will face higher energy costs and our transition to a low-emissions future will be much harder.