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Liberal MP dodges backing Royal Commission into energy prices, says there’s a better way

There’s a push to establish a Royal Commission into power prices and energy affordability, but it’s not coming from the government or the Opposition.

The Greens are calling for a parliamentary inquiry into why prices are so high and what could be done to bring them down.

The Prime Minister has played down the need for a Royal Commission into skyrocketing energy costs but several coalition backbenchers are understood to have shown their support.

Liberal MP Craig Kelly tells Ben Fordham he knows a way to “save them the time and the effort” of a commission.

“There’s $3.6 billion this year that gets added to everyone’s electricity bill to subsidise these renewables.

“Getting rid of those subsidies… will save every household of four $600.

“Second, if you get rid of those subsidies, you’re also able to get more coal-fired generation into the system… exactly like they’re building hundreds of coal-fired power stations around the world.”

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