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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 14:20 Source

The wording of the IPCC report around how climate is changing more decisive, and evidence is stronger too than than previous report.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:57 Source

Climate Council and health group call on fossil industry to fund accurate monitoring of coal pollution and its impact on human health.

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New Matilda Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:56 Source

Abbott Government plans to punish some of the most disadvantaged users of social welfare have today been torpedoed in the Senate.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:52 Source

Could the electricity grid be next to go the way of a sharing economy?

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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:48 Source

ACT Energy Minister Simon Corbell intends to rally state governments to implement their own renewable energy policies should the Abbott government adopt the ‘dismal” recommendations of the Warburton review

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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:45 Source

Spain's FRV says "extreme" views and RET Review making Australia less attractive for investment, but coal cannot deliver cheap energy over long term.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:31 Source

Australia's largest solar farm opened south of Canberra, but innovation in ACT threatens to be overshadowed by federal backflips on renewables.

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John Quiggin Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:55 Source

Reader ZM points me to a paper with this title, by Graham Turner of the University of Melbourne. Not only does Turner answer “Yes”, he gives a date: 2015. That’s a pretty big call to be making, given that 2015 is less than four months away.

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Drag0nista's Blog Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:38 Source

Socks, jocks and Tony Abbott. This week’s post for The Hoopla.Filed under: Politics Tagged: Abbott Government, Clive Palmer, federal election, mining tax, MRRT, Tony Abbott

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:26 Source

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Political Owl Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:26 Source

The Chinese financial system is developing in the normal capitalist way.3-09-2014 carinsurers3-09-2014 carinsurers2

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New Matilda Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:20 Source

White Australia's love for Noel Pearson does not mirror his ongoing relationship with blackfellas. Amy McQuire weighs in.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:15 Source

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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:13 Source

Regulators in California, like those in NY and Hawaii, have realise that business as usual is not going to cut it in the future.

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Peter Garcia-Webb Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:10 Source

There are those who write about Israel's most recent bellicose land grab as though it can be reversed. The US should do more, etc. What incredible naivety at worst, cynicism at best. Israel will steal what it wants from Palestinians in the West Bank just as it destroyed what it wanted to in Gaza. The US and others might just raise a tut tut, but that will be all.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:37 Source

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released June quarter National Accounts and the news is growth is well down on Q1 but has come in much better than feared only last week at 0.5% for the quarter and 3.1% for the year: JUNE KEY FIGURES Mar Qtr 2014 to Jun Qtr 2014 Jun Qtr 2013 to Jun […]

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Renew Economy Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:20 Source

Australia’s most progressive energy minister on wind auctions, solar NIMBYs, storage options, the 'dismal' RET review and options for the states.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:18 Source

Better PMI news today from China in a not worse non-manufacturing PMI at 54.4 versus 54.2 last month. Good news in that this PMI also covers construction. The HSBC version is out too and looks better as well: Chinese service providers saw a solid rise in business activity during August, following a stagnation of activity in […]

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Popular Science Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:10 Source

The shrimp in question are ostracods - a type of tiny crustacean around 1 mm long. Certain species can actually produce bio-luminescent chemicals which are used as a defense mechanism or to attract a mate. But how do they make fish spit glowing streams of light?

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:58 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Pascometre has written a timely piece explaining why Australian car buyers are ripped-off and demanding policy action: With manufacturing on the way out anyway, [the Productivity Commission has recommended] to drop the present stiff barriers on importing second-hand cars. …if you have an existing fleet of vehicles, that is a […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:56 Source

From LNGworldnews: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi agreed to extend the cooperation between the two countries on a wide range of areas including LNG. With the goal of recognising the critical dependence of the economies on imported energy sources and the vulnerability to supply shocks, the two Prime Ministers affirmed their […]

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John Quiggin Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:36 Source

For the last twenty years, I’ve been engaged in a lengthy debate with advocates of microeconomic reform who claim that reforms produced a surge of productivity growth in the 1990s and that more such reforms are urgently needed. I argued that the apparent surge was the result of increased capital utilization and higher work intensity in the aftermath of the 1989-92 recession. Hardly anyone in the economics profession was convinced.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:03 Source

From Morgan Stanley today: We anticipate a change in market leadership away from Banks – but not necessarily all in favor of Resources. Such a rotation will have significant impact on the ASX Top 30 as a source of liquidity, and extension towards both cyclical and structural growth themes outside of that incumbency. We hold our rolling 12-month index target […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 09:25 Source

From the AIG: The seasonally adjusted Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Services Index (Australian PSI®) was almost unchanged in August, at 49.4 points (49.3 points in July). This suggests conditions have been broadly stable within the services industries over the past two months (index readings below 50 points indicate contraction, with the distance from 50 points indicative of […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 09:22 Source

By Leith van Onselen Clive Palmer seems to have come to the rescue of young unemployed Australians, vowing to scuttle the Government’s plan to deny under-30s access to unemployment benefits for six months. From The Australian: CLIVE Palmer may have given the kiss of death to the Abbott government’s apparent compromise on tough new dole […]

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Cheeseburger Gothic Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 09:04 Source

Really great piece over at Paris review about what we actually 'see' when we read. Apparently its a bit of a mish mash. Some characters may never actually form coherent and stable wholes in our minds eye, even if we long time fans.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 08:42 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 08:22 Source

From the AIG: “Australia’s competitiveness ranking has slipped further in the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15 produced by the World Economic Forum (WEF), dropping one place from last year and continuing an annual downward trend since 2009-10 when we ranked 15th,” Australian Industry Group Chief Executive Innes Willox said today The Australian Industry Group is the WEF’s official […]

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Croakey Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 07:57 Source

Earlier this week, Croakey posted an article on the demise of the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA). In the post below, republished with permission from the Power to Persuade blog, Professor Brian Howe, who was Health Minister in...

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 07:55 Source

More Goldilocks US data overnight. The ISM manufacturing is booming (charts from Calculated Risk): Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. “The August PMI® registered 59 […]

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