Category Archives: bureaucracy

Politics is not the only game in town

While policymakers seem paralysed, money is starting to shape our energy future. Earlier this year as part of its climate strategy review, Hobart City reached out to young and old residents to try to get a handle on climate change … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics, bureaucracy, business interests, business, investment, employment, changes to climate, coal-fired, electricity networks, extreme events, fossil fuels, gas-fired, international politics, investment, renewable energy, solar, wind | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Pumped hydro: schemes, rhetoric and confusion

There’s plenty of talk around pumped hydro, but so far it’s only adding to the confusion. Politics and commerce are all about negotiation, but man-made climate change is essentially non-negotiable. When they come together, a mess is all but inevitable. Science … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics, Beyond Zero Emissions, bureaucracy, business, investment, employment, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, carbon pricing scheme, climate politics, electricity networks, energy, future climate, hydro, investment, leadership, solar, Tasmanian politics, wind | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Natural disaster: a tale of two cities

Recovery from disastrous events like floods and earthquakes involves vision and  imagination as well as hard yakka. Hobart and Christchurch have a lot in common. They’re around the same latitude and each is the main centre on a southern island. … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptation, built environment, Bureau of Meteorology, bureaucracy, business, investment, employment, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, changes to climate, climate politics, climate system, CSIRO, economic activity, extreme events, extreme events, future climate, investment, land use, leadership, local economy, local government, planning, science | Tagged , , | Leave a comment