Labor states say they will withhold final support for a landmark national plan to merge climate and energy policy until the federal Coalition guarantees a future government will not be blocked from ratcheting up carbon savings.
|ACT Climate Change Minister Shane Rattenbury has |
been the most vocal opponent of the policy.
The nation's energy ministers converged in Melbourne on Friday for an eagerly anticipated meeting to decide the future of the package, known as the national energy guarantee, which promises to end a decade-long political deadlock on energy policy.
Read the story from The Age by Nicole Hasham and Peter Hannam - “Labor states clash with federal government over national emissions scheme.”