Australia

Senior ministers reject Paris exit calls

Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor has rebuked coalition colleagues demanding the government withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor has slapped down conservative colleagues and media commentators demanding the government withdraw from its Paris climate commitments.

Mr Taylor said it was wrong to argue leaving the agreement would lead to a "miraculous drop" in power prices, adding Australia would reach its Paris carbon emission reduction targets well ahead of time.

"Paris won't require new interventions and won't create new price pressures," he wrote in The Australian on Wednesday.

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