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Josh Frydenberg says NEG is ‘a big step forward’

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The Coalition’s signature energy policy is moving to the next design phase, after a commitment from the states and territories.

The National Energy Guarantee proposes using a mix of power sources to improve reliability and bring down electricity costs.

State energy ministers have met in Melbourne to discuss the NEG, agreeing more work should be carried out.

Federal Minister Josh Frydenberg says it’s “a big step forward”.

“This as a big step forward today for the National Energy Guarantee and it will help us become a more cleaner, cheaper, reliable energy system,” he tells Chris Kenny.

“There’s still a lot of work to be done, Chris, but there was a lot of goodwill in the room.”

The Environment Minister says he sensed “a strong commitment” from other states, but admits “we can’t save the planet alone”.

“We’re only 1.3% of the world’s emissions.

“But if every country that had less than 2% of the world’s emission did nothing, then that would make up a great proportion.”

Listen to the full interview below