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Australia braces for renewed climate wars in risk for Turnbull

At a special meeting in Canberra late Tuesday, coalition members spoke out against a proposed clean energy target which would limit the role of coal in the nation's energy mix.

A fresh skirmish over Australia's climate policy has broken out with lawmakers in Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government raising concerns that a proposed clean energy target would limit the role of coal in the nation's energy mix.

At least 22 ruling coalition members spoke out against the proposal by Chief Scientist Alan Finkel at a special meeting in Canberra late Tuesday, the Australian Financial Review reported. Climate policy has dogged successive leaders in the nation, one of the world's highest per-capita polluters whose second largest export is coal.

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