Australia

Renewable subsidies phased out by 2030

Labor leader Bill Shorten says coal will be part of Australia's energy mix for the foreseeable future, but wants renewable energy to be more accessible.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says a lack of policy is preventing Australia from becoming a renewable energy superpower, but admits coal will be part of the mix for the foreseeable future.

"What we need to do is create investment certainty, write out what the rules are so we can get more renewable energy," he told reporters in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Renewable energy "is getting cheaper and I want to make it more accessible to small business and consumers."

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