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Climate plan is key to Tasmania’s economic future

Matthew Groom’s “climate action plan” is also an economic blueprint. [8 December 2015 | Peter Boyer] One of the key lessons emerging from the Paris climate conference is to avoid unbridled optimism or hopeless cynicism. As always, answers and solutions … Continue reading

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Renewable energy is not a straightforward solution

Renewable energy is making progress, but it’s no replacement for fossil fuel. [4 December 2012 | Peter Boyer] Good news, it would seem. Within 40 years, according to Australia’s Climate Commission, “the Australian economy could be powered almost entirely by renewable … Continue reading

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How party greed is perverting democratic intentions

The voters have spoken: they care about climate and environmental issues and they want this to be expressed in the makeup of Parliament. But there’s an obstacle — the attitude of Labor and Liberal leaders to those not-so-new kids on … Continue reading

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