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For the sake of appearances, Greg Hunt sells out

Approval of the Carmichael project ignores the biggest impact of all [12 August 2014 | Peter Boyer] Most people want to be seen by others as the genuine article, someone honest, reliable, what-you-see-is-what-you-get. But being human is complicated. As long … Continue reading

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Renewable energy hits high-level opposition

Powerful vested interests are persuading political leaders that renewable energy is an expensive mistake. [13 May 2014 | Peter Boyer] The weighty tomes I find myself reading these days don’t lend themselves to a relaxing holiday, so it was with … Continue reading

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Rooftop solar: more than just electricity

To see the true value of rooftop solar we have to go beyond the figures [11 June 2013 | Peter Boyer] If there was only one country in the world ready-made for solar energy, it would have to be Australia. … Continue reading

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