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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 13:02 Source

Infigen Energy says lower wind speeds meant a 23 per cent fall in production in first six months.

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 30, 2015 - 13:00 Source

From Reuters: Ships in the Valemax fleet of 400,000dwt fleet of ore carriers have been allowed to dock at five ports in China as a ban that had been in place since 2012 is relaxed. Vale investor relations chief Rogerio Nogueira said the Brazilian miner was working to increase the number of ports open to […]

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:59 Source

By Martin North, cross-posted from the Digital Finance Analytics Blog APRA just released their monthly banking statistics, which provides a view of lending and deposit portfolios from the banks (ADI’s). Overall home lending by the banks rose $9.12 billion to $1.315 trillion. Owner Occupied loans grew by 0.59% and Investment Loans by 0.9%, with Owner […]

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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:59 Source

Powered 100% by wind, America's Super Bowl XLIX this weekend looks set to be the greenest ever, with both teams sporting solar at their home stadiums.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:59 Source

Powered 100% by wind, America's Super Bowl XLIX looks set to be the greenest ever, with both teams sporting solar at their home stadiums.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:57 Source

Campbell Newman is at risk of being swept from power as Queenslanders realise what Newman pointed out in 2011 - that digging up vast tracks of the Galilee Basin to export coal is a monumentally stupid idea. Newman would likely turn purple at the idea of losing office, but a new solar map shows his electorate already has (turned purple).

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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:57 Source

Campbell Newman is at risk of being swept from power as Queenslanders realise what he himself pointed out in 2011: that digging up the Galilee Basin to export coal is a monumentally stupid idea. Newman would likely turn purple at the idea of losing office, but a new solar map shows his electorate already has (turned purple).

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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:57 Source

Senior Coalition MP says solar and storage will take consumers off the grid, so best to sell networks while they still have value.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:57 Source

Senior Coalition MP says solar and storage will take consumers off the grid, so best to sell networks while they still have value.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:43 Source

Beyond zero emissions - what was once seen as 'radical' has now become mainstream by respected international organisations.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:40 Source

Eos Energy storage’s aurora battery system will be commercially available In 2016, at $160/kWh.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:40 Source

Eos Energy storage’s aurora battery system will be commercially available In 2016, at $160/kWh.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:33 Source

Guest blogger Ross Sharp explains why . . . and he pulls no punches.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:31 Source

Bosch and the real estate development company Taurus Investment Holdings are partnering together to outfit a new 7,500 home “master-planned” community.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:31 Source

Bosch and the real estate development company Taurus Investment Holdings are partnering together to outfit a new 7,500 home “master-planned” community.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:20 Source

The carbon tax did achieve very substantial reductions in emissions across the sectors to which it applied.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:17 Source

PwC adds to gloom on Australian renewables, noting Coalition policy has brought an abrupt halt to deal-making, while it booms across the world.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:17 Source

PwC adds to gloom on Australian renewables, noting Coalition policy has brought an abrupt halt to deal-making, while it booms across the world.

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:16 Source

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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:15 Source

A new draft report from China's National Energy Agency has set a 15GW target for added solar capacity for 2015 – 8GW of which will be grid-connected.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:14 Source

How does bioenergy contribute to a sustainable food and climate future?

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The Tally Room Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:00 Source

Broadwater1-2PPBroadwater is an LNP seat on the Gold Coast, covering the suburbs of Labrador, Biggera Waters, Runaway Bay, Coombabah and Paradise Point as well as South Stradbroke Island.

Broadwater was won in 2012 by LNP candidate Verity Barton with a 13.3% swing, and she holds Broadwater by a margin of 11.3%.

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:49 Source

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:09 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Abbott Government’s metadata legislation, which would require telecommunications companies to store detailed information about the calls and internet use of its customers for two years, has come under fire from Telstra’s chief information security officer, Michael Burgess, who claims that a central data storage system would be an attractive target […]

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Jack the Insider Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:08 Source

Queenslanders trudge off to the polls tomorrow. In 2012, the LNP won the election with a record breaking swing. Labor couldn’t get…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:02 Source

We’re marching again, writes Loz Lawrey. And with good reason.

In 2008, when Australia faced a real and actual global financial crisis, sound economic initiatives by the Labor government of the day sheltered our nation from the pain suffered by other western nations.

In the months leading up to the 7th September 2013 election the Australian electorate was assaulted by a barrage of hysterical obfuscation that twisted facts and distorted reality, creating the false perception of a disastrous budgetary/national debt problem.

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The Tally Room Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:00 Source

Queenslanders go to the polls tomorrow morning to elect a new Parliament, three years after giving power to the Liberal National Party in a massive landslide, and reducing Labor to a rump.

While the LNP has maintained a small lead in most polls this year, yesterday’s Essential poll had Labor draw even with the LNP, polling 50% of the two-party-preferred vote.

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Prosper Australia Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:00 Source

Letter to the Editor Australian Financial Review 29/01/2015 Those urging cuts to penalty rates and minimum wages for working people remind me of the blind guides, in the biblical proverb, who strain at a gnat and yet would swallow a camel. Your story “Mates’ rates help Rosy’s cafe survive Australia Day penalty” (AFRJanuary 27) demonstrates […]

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Popular Science Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:48 Source

The rings of Saturn are one of our most instantly recognizable images of outer space, but those beautiful rings of rock and dust now have some competition. In a paper that was recently accepted for publication in Astrophysical Journal, scientists from Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands and the University of Rochester announced that they had found a planet with rings 200 times the size of Saturn's rings, which measure a piddling 175,000 miles across.

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Popular Science Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:48 Source

The testing LM-7 space launch rocket its attached to the erector pad at Wenchang, China. The erector pad is attached to the rocket to keep it upright as it transits from the preparation facility out into the launch pad.

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