Tag Archives: Ian Macfarlane

RET review: a demolition job on the way?

The Liberals’ own Renewable Energy Target is looking very shaky. Will this be the last domino to fall? [25 February 2014 | Peter Boyer] One by one, the jigsaw pieces are falling into place. Tony Abbott’s radical plan to reverse … Continue reading

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Some awkward questions about natural gas

It’s full ahead for natural gas, but speed bumps are looming ahead. [26 April 2011 | Peter Boyer] Between opposing sides in Australia’s climate-energy debate is a twilight zone, inhabited by people who think getting on with their business is … Continue reading

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A faint glimmer through a murky haze

Australian politics is much preoccupied with climate change these days, but so far it’s nearly all noise. A new carbon price proposal offers some faint hope. [16 February 2010 | Peter Boyer] The climate debate is getting noisy . Before, it … Continue reading

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