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SBS News - NSW's looming energy crisis

The state is heading for a major energy crisis in the next three or four years, and that will severely affect its future living standards and economic growth.

New South Wales is the only major state in Australia that does not have energy security. Its reliance on Victorian and Queensland gas, paired with the vital role gas plays in its homes and industries, have put it in a precarious position.

The recently released independent report on coal seam gas (CSG) – written by NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Mary O’Kane – recommends the government commit to a strong regulatory and monitoring system within the CSG industry, and highlights the need for world-class engineering practice. Though the report recommends this commitment and champions further research on environmental impacts, we need to move quickly.

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