US and UK to assist with energy review

Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg.

Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg.

The United Kingdom and the United States have agreed to provide valuable input into Australia’s review of energy security, which is being carried by Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel.

Agreement was reached following a meeting with the US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and a separate meeting with the UK Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry Nick Hurd, at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakesh, Morocco.

“Having input from both the UK and US into the Finkel Review will help ensure Australia is provided with the most up to date international insights into energy security issues,” said Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg.

“By working together we can share best practice solutions to ensure Australia is a global leader in maintaining energy security while transitioning to a lower emissions future.

“Energy security is non-negotiable and is our foremost energy policy priority.”

Input from the US and UK builds on the assistance the International Energy Agency will provide to the Finkel Review.

The Finkel Review was agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council following a full regional blackout in South Australia last month.

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