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Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to....

A history of ‘freedom’ and the Northern Rivers vaccine divide

Among the many myths about the COVID-19 vaccines is a belief they contain live virus that a vaccinated person will shed in social and intimate circumstances. Along with many other vaccine myths, this belief is contributing to a significant divide in the Northern Rivers community.

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean...

New plan to minimise flood hazard in Lismore

Lismore City Council has commenced the preparation of a new Flood Risk Management Plan that will identify the measures designed to minimise the community’s exposure to flood hazard.

Black bellied whale sighted at Ballina dubbed ‘Liquorice’

For years southern waters whale watchers have been keeping their eyes keen for Migaloo and his offspring, but just...

As summer approaches

Ah yes, all this death because we could not listen and a bus winding through the renamed country road once a walking track now paved...

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Labor targets renewable hydrogen in $1bn policy play

The federal Labor opposition has unveiled a $1 billion dollar plan to ‘supercharge’ Australia’s renewable-based hydrogen industry.

Labor energy policy set to exploit Morrison’s coal obsession

Federal Labor is preparing to launch its energy policy – some six months out of a likely election date – with an expected attack on the Coalition government’s efforts to support new investment in coal generation, and details finally of its own plan to achieve its target of 50 per cent renewables by 2030.

IPCC says coal must go in race to limit global warming

As Australia’s Prime Minister plays with lumps of coal and prays for rain, a major new scientific report has called for the urgent, world-wide phase-out of fossil fuels, as the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C drifts rapidly and dangerously out of reach.

ACCC report wants federal rooftop solar subsidy abolished by 2021

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, in a report on how electricity consumers have been ripped off by network companies, generators and retailers, has targeted rooftop solar for the most dramatic action.

Should NSW coal be replaced by SA renewables?

At first blush it might sound like a no-brainer but when energy distribution companies are involved, nothing is quite what it seems, argues Giles Parkinson.

Who is Turnbull trying to fool with the National Energy Guarantee?

‘There’s a dramatic transformation that’s taking place in Australia’s energy system, a once in a lifetime transformation as we move into the world of micro-grids, demand management, rooftop solar and battery storage.’ Yes, these are the words of energy minister Josh Frydenberg.

‘Shameless’: cheap energy option for consumers being buried

Giles Parkinson, RenewEconomy For all the talk about the National Energy Guarantee and how it is supposedly addressing the energy ‘trilemma’ of cost, emissions and...

Ausgrid turns to rooftop solar to save costs

Oh, the irony of it all. Ausgrid, one of the country’s biggest electricity network operators in Australia, is looking to install more rooftop solar as a way of saving money on network investment.

The new standard that could kill the home battery market

The battery storage industry is warning that the market for lithium-ion battery installations could be killed even before it has taken off if proposed new Australian standards do not fall in line with international installation guidelines.

Finkel decoded: The good, the bad and the very disappointing

Giles Parkinson, RenewEconomy This is not Grid 2.0 In the first draft of the Finkel Review, chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel spoke of an ‘unstoppable’ energy...

Blue skies for Blueberry Fields

Blueberry Fields is very much a family business with father-and-son team Otto and Jasch Saeck working alongside each other on their 160-acre farm at...

Cacao wow

After ten years of wholesale trading from their small factory, Byron Bay Cacao’s stunning new retail space is now open to the public. The...

Rancho Relaxo

Although Jane Boniface says that everything she does is ‘a mistake’, she seems to have the knack of turning things to her advantage. When...

New plan to minimise flood hazard in Lismore

Lismore City Council has commenced the preparation of a new Flood Risk Management Plan that will identify the measures designed to minimise the community’s exposure to flood hazard.