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Europe’s gold standard should be ours too

Our own economic future is being compromised by our failure to join the heavy lifting on climate policy. [18 August 2015 | Peter Boyer] All things are relative, and carbon emissions targets are no exception. What we think of Australia’s … Continue reading

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Dare we mention the n-word?

Nuclear power has been off the agenda in Australia since the 1970s. It’s time to reconsider it. [5 November 2013 | Peter Boyer] I was born in the shadow of the bomb, a year after the Japanese cities of Hiroshima … Continue reading

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With or without ideology, nuclear’s still a dubious prospect

Along with Fukushima, the nuclear debate’s hotting up, but there are good reasons for Australia to avoid nuclear and focus on energy conservation. [5 April 2011 | Peter Boyer] “Still no discussion on nuclear energy Peter?” asked “Fred”, a recent … Continue reading

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