Qld's leading energy position should be focus of NEG: QRC

STATE and federal governments should resolve their differences on the National Energy Guarantee at today’s COAG Energy meeting by taking action to upgrade the interstate electricity connector sending Queensland’s surplus power to the southern states, Queensland Resources Council CEO Ian Macfarlane argues.

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QRC CEO Ian Macfarlane.

He said Queensland was the ideal case study on how to deliver power affordability, reliability and emissions reductions under the NEG.
 
"The federal government wants to have a ‘NEG-plus' plan, which is the National Energy Guarantee plus a range of other actions to bring down prices and increase supply," Macfarlane said.
 
"A big plus for the entire east coast would be an upgrade to the electricity interconnector between Queensland and New South Wales.
 
"Queensland already keeps the lights on in New South Wales and Victoria through the export of our surplus coal-fired electricity."
 
Macfarlane said an upgraded interconnector would mean Queensland could sell mo...