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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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Scientists and economists must speak with one voice

In a fractured political environment, we need economists and scientists to take a unified position on the impact of climate change. Tasmanians are rediscovering the fact that our economy depends heavily on a stable climate with a reliable rainfall – … 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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