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Australia’s impossible climate juggling trick

It wants to be a “green energy superpower” while remaining one of the largest fossil fuel exporters in the world.

Going green means a dramatic reshaping of Australia’s current energy landscape away from coal (above), oil and gas. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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Australia is known as the sunburnt country. And soon it could be powering Asia with clean energy.

Every year, Australia receives solar radiation that is about 10,000 times more than its total energy consumption, according to Geoscience Australia, a government agency. 

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