Category Archives: solar

The weird, warped politics of envy in 2016

In these extraordinary times we should not be jettisoning our extraordinary people. There’s a story going round that 2016 was a year for ordinary folk, when your average bloke and his missus made a stand for things they hold dear. … Continue reading

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How industry is getting on with deploying renewables

Industry makes the running while the politics of climate and energy remain in a rut Politicians and others holding out for a fossil-fuelled future had a big win last week. On top of the Turnbull government’s relentless denigration of wind and … Continue reading

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A battery power revolution in the making

Analysts predict a huge future for batteries in global energy storage. On Tasmania’s Bruny Island we have a chance to see what this might look like. A revolution is brewing in meeting rooms and computer laboratories around Australia, and right now … Continue reading

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