Australia

Who says what on the energy plan

What federal, state and territory ministers are saying about the National Energy Guarantee as they meet to consider the policy.

WHO SAYS WHAT ON THE NATIONAL ENERGY GUARANTEE

* "When it came to today's discussions the National Energy Guarantee went forward to the next stage. That's the sign of progress today." - Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg.

* "Our conditions remain. They are sensible ones. They will make the entire National Energy Guarantee far more workable, resilient and, importantly, responsive to changing environments." - Victorian Energy Minister Lily D'Ambrosio.

* "A couple of states have expressed their caution, expressed their concern, they have said they're not with us. We will continue to work through those issues with them." - South Australian Energy Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan.

* "I'd like to have seen more progress but I've got what I wanted, which is progress." - NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin.

* "I am hopeful (hesitant states) will come on board 100 per cent once further efforts are made to circulate the legislation and they hear the feedback in their own communities." - Tasmanian Energy Minister Guy Barnett.

* "The greatest threat to energy pricing and stability in this country has been the federal coalition over the last decade - we've got to transition beyond that, we've got to move beyond that." - Queensland acting Energy Minister Cameron Dick.

* "No outcome is not an acceptable outcome but we need something better than what is currently on the table." - ACT Energy Minister Shane Rattenbury.

* "(It is a) great step forward." - Energy Security Board chairwoman Kerry Schott.

* "We have a discussion and the party room makes decisions by consensus. There is very strong support for the National Energy Guarantee." - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

* "Let's not get ahead of ourselves, we haven't even seen draft legislation." - federal Labor energy spokesman Mark Butler.

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