Monthly Archives: May 2013

King Island contemplates the power of wind

Tapping King Island’s massive wind resource for an energy-hungry Victoria is a no-brainer, isn’t it? Some islanders think otherwise. [28 May 2013 | Peter Boyer] On huge white towers, high above a green, undulating landscape, polished blades flash in the … Continue reading

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Consorting with the enemy

No-man’s land is a scary place, but it’s better than the trenches. [21 May 2013 | Peter Boyer] I don’t agree, said the novelist Richard Flanagan. We don’t either, said numerous others in angry blogs and letters to the editor. … Continue reading

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The price of pollution

The Liberal-National Opposition believes that carbon pricing is on the way out, but signals from China and elsewhere suggest otherwise. [14 May 2013 | Peter Boyer] The outlook for emissions trading in Australia is bleak, if you believe what’s we’re hearing … Continue reading

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