Original article by Greg Brown
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 22-May-18
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has dismissed calls for the Federal Government to acquire the Liddell power station after AGL Energy formally rejected Alinta Energy’s offer to buy it. Coalition backbenchers Tony Abbott and Barnaby Joyce said the government should compulsorily acquire Liddell, with the former saying it should then be on-sold to Alinta. Abbott has also accused senior government bureaucrats of having an anti-coal bias. He argues that coal remains the lowest-cost option for baseload power.
AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, AGL ENERGY LIMITED – ASX AGL, ALINTA ENERGY (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN ENERGY MARKET OPERATOR LIMITED, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND SCIENCE, AUSTRALIA. ENERGY SECURITY BOARD, THE CENTRE FOR INDEPENDENT STUDIES LIMITED