Tag Archives: Renewable Energy Target

We all lose from Abbott’s climate vandalism

Tony Abbott may have lost the fight for Peter Dutton to become prime minister, but he has seen off Turnbull along with his minimal climate policy. There’s a good argument that the remarkable events of last week were simply our rough-hewn institution … Continue reading

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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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