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NSW Labor sets course on renewables

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NSW Labor says no to new coal, but may support government ownership of new wind and solar plants as it aims for high renewables share.

In an interview with RenewEconomy’s Energy Insiders podcast, Adam Searle, the resources and energy spokesman, says Labor is still putting together its energy policy as it prepares for the next state election early in 2019.

He makes two things clear: Labor does not support a new coal fired power station, even though the state will lose most of its current fleet within the next 15 years, and will aim for a high renewable share. He hedges his bets on what if any state targets will be implemented, but says he supports federal Labor’s 50% target. And he indicated his support for government ownership of wind and solar plants, and explains why.

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