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South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill (second left) listens to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during the COAG meeting today. Photo: Lukas Coch/AAP

Rejected carbon plan would cut "billions" from power costs

Premier Jay Weatherill's push for the states to go alone on a carbon pricing plan has garnered limited political support, but he is taking comfort from an expert report that suggests that an emissions intensity trading scheme would shave billions from the nation's electricity costs.