Australia's great big energy challenge

The energy white paper gets its modeling wrong. But at least it seeks to change the energy debate in Australia by focusing on demand rather than supply.

The biggest weakness of the draft energy white paper released this morning by the federal government is not immediately obvious – it’s found on page 269 of the 291-page report. It reveals that the data used by the Department of Resources and Energy for its energy modelling is already out of date.

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