Is Coal Cheaper Than Renewables as an Energy Source?

So much of what we read and are told about complex issues are affected by the widely varying views of a range of stake-holders.  As is usual, those with much power and money have more opportunity to disseminate the message that they wish to promote.  Sadly, that rarely aligns with the interests of the general public, unless by coincidence.  Worse still, such viewpoints rarely take a broad contextual view of…

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Drexel University installs iPad vending machine to rent out tablets using library cards | 9to5Mac

Libraries are far too often written off as irrelevant to the digital era. In fact, libraries have always been early adopters of new technology and innovators in its use. This is another example of their initiative and how libraries remain relevant and continue to be innovative and creative in their approach to serving client needs and staying abreast of changing technologies, study and communication methods. Congratulations to all those involved…

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Electrifying Statistic – 12.5% Australians can’t pay their power bill.

Abbott’s Australia – Privatisation – Increasing Cost Pressures Our governments, Federal and State, have long pursued a policy of selling off state assets, including essential services, for short-term gain. Inevitably, the assets that are sold are those which are revenue producing and they are sold at bargain basement prices to the private sector. The absurdly flawed justification for this practice is that the private sector will be more competitive and…

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Since Hiroshima: Australia’s Active Involvement in the Use and Abuse of Nuclear Energy

Is Australia the responsible World Citizen it claims to be? How culpable are we in the spread of nuclear danger both from industry and weapons. In the light of the Abbott Government’s approval for sales of uranium to India, this is as pertinent today as it ever was, if not more so. Since Hiroshima: Australia’s Active Involvement in the Use and Abuse of Nuclear Energy.

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Like turns on like – Feds & Qld Libs at Loggerheads

More broken promises, it seems. No one in Toowoomba should be surprised. Most here will tell you that in relation to a second range crossing, “They’ll believe it when they’re able to travel on it.” Despite the outrageously poor access to Toowoomba & the Darling Downs from Brisbane this project has been on and off for years. With the advent of right wing governments in both Queensland and at the…

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