Tag Archives: Rob Valentine

A new climate group rises from TCAC’s ashes

The Hodgman government seems to want to go it alone on climate policy. That’s not a good idea. [9 December 2014 | Peter Boyer] Coincidentally, on World Environment Day this year Tasmania’s energy minister Matthew Groom introduced legislation to abolish … Continue reading

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A lesson from the Great Depression

Franklin Roosevelt’s advice to his people to get together and start doing things is being applied by local governments in preparing for future oil scarcity [12 July 2011 | Peter Boyer] It’s hard to imagine a bleaker outlook than what … Continue reading

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Taming the traffic: a Danish recipe for better cities

One way of cutting down on motor vehicle emissions is to make it more pleasant to visit the city without your car close at hand. Enter Jan Gehl, whose mission is liveable cities. [2 March 2010 | Peter Boyer] When Jan … Continue reading

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