Category Archives: transport

University should take lead on fossil fuel stocks

Coal’s future looks gloomy, both ethically and financially. Now’s the time for the University of Tasmania to get out. [13 October 2015 | Peter Boyer] Volkswagen’s cheating scandal, a marketing and financial calamity for the giant car-maker, could trigger a … Continue reading

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Groom’s chance to help make history

Tasmania is uniquely placed to make a big impact globally in the battle for a stable climate, but it needs a minister to stand up and speak out. [25 August 2015 | Peter Boyer] Blokes love all things that move, … Continue reading

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Our unique energy opportunities: nettles waiting to be grasped

Tasmania has a lot going for it in the brave new world of renewable energy, but the Hodgman government is missing in action [14 July 2015 | Peter Boyer] Jack Gilding is a real achiever in the cause of renewable … Continue reading

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