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The big, ugly mess that is national energy policy

The story of rising power prices is very different from what our political leaders tell us. There’s an idea doing the rounds that rising power bills are a direct result of rich people putting solar panels on roofs. It’s vaguely … Continue reading

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A battery power revolution in the making

Analysts predict a huge future for batteries in global energy storage. On Tasmania’s Bruny Island we have a chance to see what this might look like. A revolution is brewing in meeting rooms and computer laboratories around Australia, and right now … Continue reading

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University should take lead on fossil fuel stocks

Coal’s future looks gloomy, both ethically and financially. Now’s the time for the University of Tasmania to get out. [13 October 2015 | Peter Boyer] Volkswagen’s cheating scandal, a marketing and financial calamity for the giant car-maker, could trigger a … Continue reading

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