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Conversations on renewable energy

Luke Osborne – CEO Reposit Power – levelling the field for domestic and business solar installations Bulletin reporter Graham Franklin-Browne recently spoke to renewables champion Luke Osborne about the benefits of wind power in our region, the outlook for domestic solar, and the future of renewables in Australia. Luke is a currently

Local diverse farms secure food, grow local economies

What’s so special about local farms and local produce? Why bother when you can buy everything at the supermarket? Whether it is climate change, fossil fuels, peak oil or another of the global impacts on our food and water, the industrialised food system is dependent on the transportation of cheap global

Book review: The Bionarrative

The Bionarrative – the story of life and hope for the future by Stephen Boyden ANU Press 162pp   We are in ecological crisis and face collapse of civilisation. This is the grim warning of Stephen Boyden, ANU professor and farmer from just south of QPRC local government area. The warning, however, carries a message

Energy security and climate change commitments

What are we doing? At the 2015 climate change talks in Paris, Australia committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030. Some say it’s not enough; nevertheless, it’s a significant reduction to be achieved in less than 13 years. Over this past summer, Australia

Wildcare’s albino brushtail

Almost everyone can recognise a brushtail possum, all bright eyes, bushy black tail and little pink nose. They are among Australia's most attractive and adaptable animals and are found the length and breadth of the continent, save in the arid interior. [Ed note: unfortunately killed in mass numbers in Tasmania]. Would

BMW CEO slams government for ignoring electric vehicles

Wheels Magazine recently reported that BMW Australia CEO Marc Werner had slammed the Turnbull Government for failing to provide a framework for electric vehicle consumption in Australia. Calling out the lack of incentives for EV ownership, including financial incentives and infrastructure, Werner said the “time for talking” was over. “It’s time for

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