A "state of climate emergency" will not be declared in NSW, but Albury MP Justin Clancy has denied that means the government is ignoring the issue.
He and other government MPs have refused to support a motion from the Greens calling for an emergency to be declared and radical reforms put in place.
Speaking in Parliament last week, Mr Clancy said there was "rightly so" a swing away from the Greens at this year's election after the party took its climate change policy to voters.
"We too recognise the importance of a sustainable environment and managing the transition to renewable energy," he said.
"The government has a sensible agenda of action to help Australia meet its international obligations, to ensure reliability of supply, to put downward pressure on prices and to reduce carbon emissions."
He pointed to plans to roll out solar and battery systems over the next 10 years, but would not rule out coal.
"We need to support a mixture of technologies that will help us diversify the energy mix and drive more competition in the market, ultimately lowering prices for consumers," Mr Clancy said.
"We will take a technology-neutral approach to this issue and not rule one form of generation in or out.
"We are not in the business of picking winners or arbitrarily closing down industries without a plan for jobs and economic opportunities for affected workers."
"I think ratepayers would expect to see their councils leading practical action on local environmental issues and focusing on things they can address locally," she said.