‘Diversity of choice’ needed in ‘baseload’ energy market

Liberal Senator Amanda Stoker says she thinks we need to “get back to basics across the board” when it comes to energy supply. “If we found that there was a shortage of supply that was pushing things through the roof, wouldn’t you try and get a few more entrants into the market to provide competing products that could perform the same function?”, Ms Stoker told Sky News host Rowan Dean.She said in doing so, Australia would have “more supply and a better price for everyone”. “If that works in every other market, we should be having gas and coal, and dare I say it, even opening the door for investment in nuclear energy to make sure that we have that kind of diversity of choice in the baseload market.”