Category Archives: Clean Energy & Carbon Tax

Energy Crisis in Australia

Energy Crisis in AustraliaThe news networks are reporting a looming petroleum gas price rise of 60 % in the coming financial year. Electricity prices may double in consequence too. The Treasurer is warning the industry to not sell overseas at … Continue reading

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Getting Off The Grid!

There was a time when most essential services were supplied by Government monopolies… Nowadays it seems these are mostly sold off to the private sector that has marked everything up to supply dividends to shareholders – not just cover the … Continue reading

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Aircraft Pressurisation – Carbon Impact or Strokes Mitigation?

Aircraft Pressurisation. Lately many people worry about the carbon impact of long flights. Of course the newer planes like the Dreamliner and A380 are significantly more efficient and therefore preferable & should be cheaper but, more importantly, much better pressurised. … Continue reading

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Plain Packaging Nationalizing IP

The Australian Federal Government’s intention to have mandatory cigarette package plain packaging in place by year 2012’s end is again making the morning news. Now while I really dislike anybody smoking near me and think that it is fair enough … Continue reading

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The Great Unwashed.

The Great Unwashed. One City Sense coming under increasing assault of late is my sense of smell! Yesterday I had occasion to catch a bus home from the city and sat opposite a man who smelt as though he had … Continue reading

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Mercury the New Asbestos!

Not that long ago the Government banned the traditional incandescent light globe – a technology that had been in use since Edison. Clearly they did not perform a Whole-of-Lifecycle Risk Analysis because nearly all of the new mini fluorescent low … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Future – Questions

The Government of Australia has just announced a domestic carbon tax regime is being phased in from next July – albeit with a raft of compensations and transition to an ETS planned.  I do think something should be done that … Continue reading

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