Tag Archives: University of NSW

Renewable energy hits high-level opposition

Powerful vested interests are persuading political leaders that renewable energy is an expensive mistake. [13 May 2014 | Peter Boyer] The weighty tomes I find myself reading these days don’t lend themselves to a relaxing holiday, so it was with … Continue reading

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Science, warts and all, on show in Hobart

Rough edges reveal the true value of science. [18 February 2014 | Peter Boyer] For a good part of last week I was holed up in a Hobart conference centre with a few hundred scientists taking a hard look at … Continue reading

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Climate reality and political fantasies

Australia’s natural environment is pretty special, but it’s no magic pudding. [26 August 2013 | Peter Boyer] You probably know Albert, the magic pudding that never gets smaller no matter how many slices are cut from it. Nearly 100 years … Continue reading

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