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Broken Hill: blazing regional trail with solar farm

We’re blessed with one of the world’s biggest quotas of sunshine. But thanks to Australia’s still backward-looking energy policies, solar power seemed destined to remain a single digit item in the electricity generation profile (trailing many less blessed countries) – despite the world-beating uptake of rooftop solar by households, schools

Open door to assault on remaining biodiversity?

Time to comment now Don’t we love that word ‘reform’! The NSW Government’s ‘reforms’ of native vegetation, flora, fauna, endangered species legislative protections, are upending existing rules and permissions and many people are very worried on behalf of our environment –not least because the cheapest way to combat climate change is

All about Braidwood’s climate – a practical handbook

All about Braidwood’s climate – a practical handbook and descriptive guide Roger Hosking WDA RRP $11.70.  First published 2003. Revised edition 2017.   Reviewed by Jenny Goldie Who better to write a book about Braidwood’s climate than the man who recorded the weather in Wallace Street for 30 years? This small book, with the addition

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

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