Tag Archives: Australian Greens

The hard slog of changing entrenched attitudes

We need to acknowledge the effort and skill that went into achieving the “manifestly imperfect” forestry agreement. [7 May 2013 | Peter Boyer] What was that all about? Did last week’s passage of the Tasmanian Forests Agreement Bill signify the … Continue reading

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At last, something seems to be happening

The carbon pricing regime will be the start of a long road toward a much-needed paradigm shift for Australia [26 July 2011 | Peter Boyer] Should the Gillard government’s “Clean Energy Future” scheme become law in coming months, one of … Continue reading

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Some awkward questions about natural gas

It’s full ahead for natural gas, but speed bumps are looming ahead. [26 April 2011 | Peter Boyer] Between opposing sides in Australia’s climate-energy debate is a twilight zone, inhabited by people who think getting on with their business is … Continue reading

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