Category Archives: biomass energy

Our love affair with burning stuff

Our governments’ addiction to fossil fuels won’t matter if the financial tap is turned off [19 May 2015 | Peter Boyer] Fire and the fuels that feed it have been our bosom companions for as long as we’ve walked the … Continue reading

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Vehicles of hope: solar flight and African windpower

We should never give up our struggle for clean energy; that’s the lesson from opposite ends of the technology spectrum. [17 March 2015 | Peter Boyer] Life’s full of surprises. Just when it seems there’s no hope for humanity’s tangled … Continue reading

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Tasmania’s energy strategy tackles the shock of the new

The current iteration of Tasmania’s energy strategy has discerned new forces at work; now it must work out how to deal with them. [17 February 2015 | Peter Boyer] The first thing to be said about the Tasmanian government’s five-year … Continue reading

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