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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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Energy conservation: the only game in town

Paper given at Climate Action Hobart forum, “Tasmania’s Energy Future” [Peter Boyer | 30 March 2011] Half a century ago, a seminar about Tasmania’s energy future would have been a pretty predictable affair. Eric Reece [Premier through the 1960s], Alan … Continue reading

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