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Qld calls for 'open mind' on power station

June.21 Power Plant Coal

The Queensland government is calling on the commonwealth to keep an open mind about electricity generation, as the federal government moves to back coal-fired power in the north of the state.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he is open to the idea of "clean coal" power stations and has flagged using a "reverse auction" to get the cheapest price to build new coal-fired power stations, including in north Queensland.

But Queensland Energy Minister Mark Bailey says if the federal government is truly keeping an open mind about power, it would recognise that many renewable sources of energy are now cheaper than coal.

Source from 9NEWS.com.au