Category Archives: energy

Realists, butterflies and the lunacy that is Carmichael

It’s up to science, not Barnaby Joyce, to determine what’s real and what isn’t.   In Barnaby Joyce’s eyes, people who support schemes like Queensland’s proposed $21.7 billion Carmichael coal mine are “realists”. Those who don’t are people who prefer … Continue reading

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The big, ugly mess that is national energy policy

The story of rising power prices is very different from what our political leaders tell us. There’s an idea doing the rounds that rising power bills are a direct result of rich people putting solar panels on roofs. It’s vaguely … Continue reading

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Climate-energy policy: time for a reboot

With a climate emergency on our hands, it’s past time the parties got their acts together. Rebecca White’s rise to Labor leadership opens up the prospect of a much-needed policy makeover for Tasmania. There’s no better place to start than … Continue reading

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