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Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper power

AP  |  Canberra 

The Australian has rejected a plan to generate 42 per cent of its from renewable sources and will instead pursue cheaper and more reliable

Conservation groups today condemned the ruling conservative coalition for rejecting the renewable target for 2030 that was recommended this year by Australia's chief scientist to comply with the Paris climate change agreement.

Instead, the said it would require companies to provide a certain minimum amount of from reliable sources such as coal, gas and hydroelectric generation. on solar and wind generation would be limited according to the needs of each state for guarantee of supply.

There would be no more subsidies paid to wind and solar generators from 2020, in a move to reduce bills for consumers.

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First Published: Tue, October 17 2017. 11:13 IST