Built & Natural Environments

27 November 2014

This paper looks at one group of large industrial firms in Tasmania and their claims that the Renewable Energy Target (RET) is costing them $20 million.

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25 November 2014

Climate change is intensifying, but along with the repeal of the carbon tax, the price of coal has dropped – making it more appealing as an energy source. What lies ahead … for Australia and the world?

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22 November 2014

As the dust settles after the US–China climate announcement and Australia’s G20 climate debacle, a closer look at the Abbott government’s approach to international cooperation on climate change and economic prosperity

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21 November 2014

The primary aim of this report is to help negotiate a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the proposed hybrid gas-Linear Frensel Reflector (LFR) plant at Collinsville, Queensland, Australia.  The report’s wider appeal is the discussion of the current situation in Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) and techniques and methods used to model the NEM’s demand and wholesale spot prices for the lifetime of the proposed plant.

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20 November 2014

This paper argues that Australia should restate its commitment to participate in a new post-2020 framework that is consistent with the national interest of avoiding 2C of global warming.

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18 November 2014

Looks at the practice by a number of farmers in the Great Southern agricultural region of Western Australia of inoculating seed with fungi spores in order to recover degraded soils.

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18 November 2014

This report sets out the results of the financial statement audits of the 18 Transport cluster agencies and their associated entities for the year ended 30 June 2014.

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18 November 2014

In a new paper released by the Whitlam Institute, the Honourable Bob Debus AM argues for a return to the era of negotiated political consensus on environmental policy.

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18 November 2014

Provides the latest research on which Australian States and Territories are winning the race to renewables - and which are not.

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17 November 2014

Strategies to manage crowding in Indigenous households can reduce the negative effects for people living in those households, according to this report.

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