Tag Archives: Renewable Energy Target

The high price of today’s inaction

What we do now and over the next decade to lessen our impact on the planet will determine our future. Doing nothing is not an option, says the IPCC. [11 November 2014 | Peter Boyer] A sprightly octogenarian scholar and … Continue reading

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Government takes aim at Renewable Energy Target

Terminating Australia’s carbon price scheme wasn’t enough for the Abbott government. Now the Renewable Energy Target is in its sights. [29 July 2014 | Peter Boyer] In a few weeks’ time a Hobart suburban household, a heavy energy user, will … Continue reading

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After the carbon price, what?

We are now more or less back where we started in 2007. Except, luckily, for the RET, the CEFC and one or two other quite useful acronyms. [22 July 2014 | Peter Boyer] So this is it. A decade of effort … Continue reading

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