Tag Archives: Flinders Island

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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Tasmania’s unique climate vision

Climate Futures for Tasmania was a far-sighted investment in a unique product that will be an invaluable tool for land managers in the 21st century. [11 October 2011 | Peter Boyer] Here’s some good news. The Tasmanian government, for all … Continue reading

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Structural change must be part of the Giddings medicine

With sustainability now a government buzzword, it’s time to get serious about the structural reforms needed to make it all happen. [28 June 2011 | Peter Boyer] There was more than a little chutzpah in the Budget performance of Lara … Continue reading

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