Tag Archives: Chris Harries

Tastex makes a move into solar-powered knitwear

A Tasmanian not-for-profit takes a leap where governments fear to tread. Repeated policy failures and a blinkered fixation on the bottom line have taught us that the top levels of government and business aren’t good at leading progressive change. But don’t … Continue reading

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A new climate group rises from TCAC’s ashes

The Hodgman government seems to want to go it alone on climate policy. That’s not a good idea. [9 December 2014 | Peter Boyer] Coincidentally, on World Environment Day this year Tasmania’s energy minister Matthew Groom introduced legislation to abolish … Continue reading

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Rooftop solar: more than just electricity

To see the true value of rooftop solar we have to go beyond the figures [11 June 2013 | Peter Boyer] If there was only one country in the world ready-made for solar energy, it would have to be Australia. … Continue reading

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