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We certainly live in eventful times…distressing times, but eventful.
In Australia, it still feels like a novelty to have had the same PM for 24 consecutive months, but without a signature achievement and the continued kowtowing to the venomous corners of his party, Turnbull’s rope is looking ever shorter.
Whether it was the same-sex postal survey, the citizenship debacle (that claimed the deputy PM), the NBN, the brutal and senseless treatment of refugees, the Uluru Statement, the Finkel Review, Turnbull’s primary talent seems to have been to anger everyone, no matter his decision.
Yet even though the Adani fiasco will continue to flop into yet another year, it is likely that 2017 can admirably be remembered as the year where the Coalition’s war on renewables began to look ridiculous and indefensible.
Elon Musk swooped in to deliver the world’s largest battery storage facility, while the world’s largest solar thermal plant was approved for Port Augusta, and more and more large-scale wind and solar projects were approved across the country. And in return for its aggressive targets, South Australian are expected to have the lowest energy costs in the country in 2018.
From the depths of the ocean investigating Blue Carbon, to the nuclear future of the Plutocene, AQ has continued to bring Australia the best in-depth, evidence-based writing from the experts.
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