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How trees give our emissions a sweeter smell

Governments in Hobart and Canberra have discovered that trees make their carbon accounts look good, but it’s a con. You won’t believe this, but both the Tasmanian and national governments are into tree-hugging. They mightn’t believe it either. I’ll explain. … Continue reading

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Groom embraces the climate challenge

Frustrations remain, but at least the Tasmanian government has acknowledged the seriousness of the climate threat. [Peter Boyer] At long last the Hodgman government entered the climate debate last week when it released its draft “action plan” for 2016 to … Continue reading

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Oil vulnerability: out of sight, out of mind

By ignoring transport energy, Matthew Groom’s proposed energy strategy will be looking at less than half the picture [19 August 2014 | Peter Boyer] Energy minister Matthew Groom has rightly identified a state-wide energy strategy as an important government priority, … Continue reading

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