Ferguson recognised for energy service

The Energy Supply Association of Australia (ESAA) has paid tribute to outgoing federal energy minister Martin Ferguson.

Mr Ferguson resigned from his position following the coup that never was, with Mr Ferguson supporting Kevin Rudd.

Australia's energy policy has been substantially advanced by the outgoing minister, ESAA chief executive Matthew Warren explained.

"The energy industry in Australia has begun a major transition. It is challenging to successfully navigate change," he said.

"Martin Ferguson made a material difference to this process. He recognised the need for reform, but also tempered that with common sense and the need to ensure Australia's energy transformation is delivered at the lowest cost and in a realistic time frame."

Mr Warren added that the recent energy white paper is a testament to Mr Ferguson's vision, as he was willing to work with anyone and everyone to better the energy sector in Australia.

Mr Ferguson was thanked for his service by Mr Warren, as he was dedicated to progressing competitive and efficient energy markets around the country.

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Posted by Charlie Moore