Energy Minister Angus Taylor said the government expects to deliver its 2050 strategy before global climate talks in November in Scotland.
"The pathway to meaningful impacts on global emissions is through development and deployment of new technologies", Taylor said.
Sky News host Peta Credlin says the "one-sided climate protests" which predominantly target Australia and "Trump's America", show how the "climate cult is less about reducing emissions than affirming belief".
Earlier, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said coal still had a future in Australia but renewable energy supplies would continue to grow.
Wind Turbines on the Gold Coast in Queensland.
"The recent fulfillment of the Renewable Energy Target demonstrates that the renewable energy industry is well placed to do the heavy lifting towards achieving the Bill's target of zero net emissions by 2050" Thornton said.
"We will continue to make our judgments based on Australia's national interests".
"It is time to take the party politics out of climate policy".
"That's what this (strategy) is about", Landry told reporters.
The debate within coalition circles comes as lower house crossbenchers throw their support behind an independent MP's bill to curb emissions and re-establish a climate commission.
Canavan described renewable energy providers as dole bludgers.
"Renewables are the dole bludgers of the energy system, they only turn up to work when they want to", he wrote in an opinion piece for The Courier-Mail.
Taylor said that Australia's target would be determined by a government review of the potential impacts of adopting a net-zero goal.
Zali Steggall, an independent Member of Parliament (MP) who won her Sydney electorate largely with a campaign on climate change, released details of her proposal on Monday to establish an independent Climate Change Commission.