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Shorten’s play for a climate plan that lasts

At last, a climate policy from a major party worth a second look. It’s hard to share Bill Shorten’s excitement about his grand vision for Australia’s energy future when every other such vision has turned to mush in the meat-grinder … Continue reading

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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

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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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