Tag Archives: Peter Boyer

How Kevin Rudd threw out the baby with the bath water

The virtual abandonment of emissions trading has thrown into question the Rudd government’s commitment to climate action, yet there remains the option of adopting a simpler, more effective carbon tax scheme. [4 May 2010 | Peter Boyer] For a couple of … Continue reading

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Climate gets a leg up, but questions remain in the new government

Tasmania’s first climate change minister is a positive note for the new Labor-Green ministry, but the proof of the pudding will be in the eating. [27 April 2010 | Peter Boyer] At last we have a government. A bit cobbled together, … Continue reading

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Amid all the shouting, a plea for finding common cause

The mud-slinging and stereotyping are hindering our capacity to define the climate and energy problems and act to remedy them. [20 April 2010 | Peter Boyer] I loathe modern technology, believe that modern times have brought only misery and fantasise about … Continue reading

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