Tag Archives: energy research

How industry is getting on with deploying renewables

Industry makes the running while the politics of climate and energy remain in a rut Politicians and others holding out for a fossil-fuelled future had a big win last week. On top of the Turnbull government’s relentless denigration of wind and … Continue reading

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Looking for that spark of island independence

The Basslink failure demands big thinking and home-grown resilience. A century ago Tasmania, with a population less than half of today’s, dug deep into its public purse to invest in generating and distributing electricity. Local councils and private companies supplied … Continue reading

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Exxon’s long conspiracy of silence

The failure of Exxon to act on critically important scientific information 30 years ago is a reflection on us all. [22 September 2015 | Peter Boyer] The Pullitzer-prizewinning US news service Inside Climate News has just lifted the lid on … Continue reading

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