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Reconsidering light rail for Hobart

Light rail is a planning tool, not simply a mode of transport, says Peter Newman [20 October 2015 | Peter Boyer] There’s a Climate Tasmania public forum in Hobart this evening that wants participants to think outside the square in … Continue reading

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When the ship of state strikes rocks…

As a global economic depression begins to look ever more likely, what are the prospects for redirecting our own economy? [24 January 2012 | Peter Boyer] If there’s a single all-embracing emblem of what most of our political and business … Continue reading

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Europe holds its ground on aviation emissions

It’s getting some stick from international airlines and governments, but the European court determination that airlines must pay for carbon emissions is a win for the planet. [10 January 2012 | Peter Boyer] Politics is the art of the possible, … Continue reading

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