Tag Archives: Lesley Hughes

Behind the bustle, a wall of silence

Tasmania’s major parties have a huge responsibility to implement effective climate policy, but leadership is sadly absent. [4 June 2013 | Peter Boyer] If being busy is any guide, climate change is all the rage in Tasmania. Here’s a snapshot … Continue reading

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King Island contemplates the power of wind

Tapping King Island’s massive wind resource for an energy-hungry Victoria is a no-brainer, isn’t it? Some islanders think otherwise. [28 May 2013 | Peter Boyer] On huge white towers, high above a green, undulating landscape, polished blades flash in the … Continue reading

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Lesley Hughes: Why we should feel good about Tasmania

Tasmania has many advantages over other places in meeting the challenge of changing climate, something we should feel positive about, says Lesley Hughes. [12 June 2012 | Peter Boyer] What’s the capital of Tasmania? The answer is $3.50, according to … Continue reading

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