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Hunt’s sleight-of-hand needs calling out

Greg Hunt claims a “stunning” success for the ERF, but it’s far to early to tell [28 April 2015 | Peter Boyer] Remember Tony Abbott’s 2013 line about carbon trading – “a so-called market in the non-delivery of an invisible … Continue reading

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Emission policy undermined by contrarian funding

In the same week as its Emissions Reduction Fund gets its first workout, the Abbott government announced it would support a contrarian think-tank. [Peter Boyer | 21 April 2015] In this Gallipoli week we can be forgiven if we miss … Continue reading

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Tasmania’s energy strategy tackles the shock of the new

The current iteration of Tasmania’s energy strategy has discerned new forces at work; now it must work out how to deal with them. [17 February 2015 | Peter Boyer] The first thing to be said about the Tasmanian government’s five-year … Continue reading

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