Category Archives: biofuels

Biomass energy facts that we need to know

Wood is the new king of renewables in Europe, but how renewable is it?   The Europeans are the undisputed leaders in global action to reel in carbon emissions, working hard to drive down their own emissions while devising creative, … Continue reading

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Government blindness spells doom for an ailing company

Will Hodgman and Paul Harriss have allowed mindless ideology to trump common sense, to the detriment of Forestry Tasmania. When representatives of industry, timber workers and the conservation movement signed an accord back in 2011, some of us hoped Tasmania’s … Continue reading

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Oil vulnerability: out of sight, out of mind

By ignoring transport energy, Matthew Groom’s proposed energy strategy will be looking at less than half the picture [19 August 2014 | Peter Boyer] Energy minister Matthew Groom has rightly identified a state-wide energy strategy as an important government priority, … Continue reading

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