The eastern states have a crisis in the electricity and gas sectors.

WA holds all the cards on energy

OPINION: Western Australia has always been different to the rest of the nation, and not often to its advantage, as the ongoing dispute over the GST demonstrates.


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Osborne Park
What a great article, and some positive news for Western Australia. I think we should adopt the 'Energy State' as our brand as soon as possible and have a marketing campaign in the east to attract business over the Nullarbor. Well done BN!

An energy policy that is based on Australia first and then others next is required. Australia is blessed with vast energy resources (coal and nuclear aside) such as gas, solar, wind and even hydro (pumped hydro). Having responsibly priced, enviro-friendly energy in Australia could lead to investment in extremely competitive value-adding industries. These industries would create opportunities for Australians. By managing our energy resources within a needs-based environment, all Australians will win. The national energy grid could then proceed with the building of the 'Australia gas pipeline' from the Pilbara to the eastern states.

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