Shifting to a low-carbon energy future while maintaining competition and reliability will be a challenge for the new minister.
Peter Hannam is Environment Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald. He covers broad environmental issues ranging from climate change to renewable energy for Fairfax Media.
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