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Historic new deal puts emissions reduction at the heart of Australia’s energy sector

Australia’s energy ministers on Friday voted to make emissions reduction a key national energy goal, in a major step forward in the clean energy transition. Federal, state and territory energy ministers agreed to include emissions in what’s known as the “national energy objectives”. The objectives guide rule-making and other decisions concerning electricity, retail energy and gas. Announcing the deal on Friday, Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen said it was the first change to the objectives in 15 years. He added: This is important, it sends a very clear direction to our energy market operators, that they must include emissions reductions in the work that they do … 

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