Australia's energy ambitions get a jolt of reality

Talk of Australia's potential energy superpower status may appeal to national pride, but it's completely inaccurate and a turn-off for overseas energy customers.

Both sides of the Australian political spectrum have been talking up Australia as a potential energy superpower for far too long. It is time for a change of narrative.

Claiming to be a superpower is inappropriate and carries political overtones: it implies an ability to influence a market beyond the forces of supply and demand.

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