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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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Coal: the black cloud on Turnbull’s horizon

We can end the climate threat posed by coal by removing the public subsidies that underpin its profits. [Peter Boyer | 17 November 2015] There’s a hint of a breeze blowing through Australia’s climate policy space in the wake of … Continue reading

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Our carbon price hangs in the balance

An Abbott win on Saturday signals danger for Australia’s hard-won carbon price. [3 September 2013 | Peter Boyer] Here’s the message about climate change from Tony Abbott’s campaign launch at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre on August 25. Did you … Continue reading

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