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Australian farmers call for renewable energy zones as Nationals push coal and nuclear

National Farmers’ Federation and business groups call for pandemic recovery regionalisation strategy

Renewable energy zones must be “at the centre of any regionalisation agenda”, the National Farmers’ Federation has said.

In a policy paper released on Tuesday, the NFF makes the call for renewable energy to be part of new investment to address the $3.8bn annual shortfall in infrastructure in regional Australia.

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