UK, US to provide input into Australian energy security

The United Kingdom and the United States have agreed to provide valuable input into Australia’s review of energy security.

Agreement was reached following a meeting with the US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and a separate meeting with the UK Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry Nick Hurd, at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakesh.

“Having input from both the UK and US into the Finkel Review will help ensure Australia is provided with the most up to date international insights into energy security issues,” Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg said.

“By working together we can share best practice solutions to ensure Australia is a global leader in maintaining energy security while transitioning to a lower emissions future.

“Energy security is non-negotiable and is our foremost energy policy priority.”

The review is being carried by Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel.

Input from the US and UK builds on the assistance the International Energy Agency will provide to the Finkel Review.

The Finkel Review was agreed to by the COAG Energy Council following a full regional blackout in South Australia last month.