Category Archives: biomass energy

Energy taskforce opens a door to bolder policies

If the government needed an opening for bold action on emissions, this is a pretty good one. The final report of the Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce, released by the state government earlier this month, is a positive step towards a … Continue reading

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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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