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Gillard Will Toughen Rules on New Coal Plants as Part of Climate Policy

| Sourced From Bloomberg |

Australias government will set up a citizens assembly to build consensus on putting a price on carbon and will today outline plans on renewable energy and power generation, Climate Change Minister Penny Wong said.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard, leading the opposition Liberal-National coalition in opinion polls before the Aug. 21 election, will make a policy speech on climate change in Brisbane at 9 a.m. local time. Tony Abbotts coalition opposes putting a price on carbon.

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