Category Archives: hydro

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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Turnbull’s energy plan: lifeline or deadweight?

The NEG is a dog of an idea, but it’s all we’ve got. Politics is winning hands down over policy in the endless battle for good government in Canberra. Already damaged by the chronic Turnbull-Abbott divide, last week the government … Continue reading

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