Category Archives: Tasmanian politics

The politics of climate change in Tasmania

Bruny shows the way to an all-renewable future

The Hodgman government should take some credit, but doing the same for zero net emissions is a step too far. Slowly – too slowly – the ruckus over coal-fired electricity is dying as Australians come to see what renewable power … Continue reading

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Do we really want the Greens to go away?

Public support for the Greens seems to be slipping, yet their message is more important than ever. State polls in Tasmania and South Australia and a federal by-election in Melbourne this month are food for thought for the Greens – … Continue reading

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Forests used and abused in the name of climate action

Governments claiming to be “meeting and beating” emissions targets are getting away with daylight robbery. For decades, statistics around forests, forestry and land-clearing have been the blunt instrument of choice to support all sides of the climate debate in Australia. … Continue reading

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