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The big, ugly mess that is national energy policy

The story of rising power prices is very different from what our political leaders tell us. There’s an idea doing the rounds that rising power bills are a direct result of rich people putting solar panels on roofs. It’s vaguely … Continue reading

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The real intergenerational theft

Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey make much of their concern for future generations. Their cavalier attitude to climate policy says otherwise. [10 March 2015 | Peter Boyer] It’s February 2010. Prime minister Kevin Rudd’s “Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme” is the … Continue reading

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Energy conservation: the only game in town

Paper given at Climate Action Hobart forum, “Tasmania’s Energy Future” [Peter Boyer | 30 March 2011] Half a century ago, a seminar about Tasmania’s energy future would have been a pretty predictable affair. Eric Reece [Premier through the 1960s], Alan … Continue reading

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