May 2012 archive

May 10

Carbon Tax – so who’s got the accurate calculator ?

Budget woes … yes there were a couple of handouts to counter the projected increase in energy bills coming as a result of the Carbon Tax;  Two payments yearly – $210 for singles and $350 for couples on the lowest of low income levels – Newstart $245 per week and Austudy @ $202 per week. …

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May 10

It’s all about GAS

Speaking at the Future of Manufacturing Conference in Sydney in late March, Mr Andrew Leveris who co-chairs US President Barack Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership in the US, said that Australia should develop its own gas reserves for the domestic market thereby adding valued manufacturing to its resource base. Australia has allowed independent oil companies to control …

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May 10

Atherton Tablelands – clean green energy & hi-tech tourism

About 4 weeks ago I vowed to write a blog on the clean energy future. Then we had the leadership tussle, the state and local council elections,  the HUS debacle, the sign off from Bob Brown and the budget.  Exhausting. Time to take a break from politics and go local. Thanks to Tony Stickley’s write up …

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