The ugly truth about energy policy

After years of indulgent decision-making, Australia is in danger of losing its long-term relative energy price advantage. Politicians need to get back to basics on energy policy, before it's too late.

Almost a year to the day since he quit the Gillard government and his resources and energy portfolio, Martin Ferguson has laid down some markers for federal and state governments on policy-making.

Attending last week’s Energy State of the Nation forum staged in Sydney by the Energy Policy Institute of Australia, Ferguson provided his views on a range of issues that bedevil current energy supply.

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