Blogotariat

Oz Blog News Commentary
Renew Economy Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 14:12 Source

A group of eight banks and investors pledged $US7 billion last week, joining Bank of America’s initiative that plans to raise at least $10 billion for investments in clean energy and sustainable development.

Read more Views: 74
Renew Economy Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 14:07 Source

Ground-breaking residential solar plus storage trial launched in WA, using approach ARENA chief says could become standard practice for new residential developments in Australia.

Read more Views: 52
Renew Economy Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 14:07 Source

Ground-breaking residential solar plus storage trial launched in WA, using approach ARENA chief says could become standard practice for new housing estates.

Read more Views: 40
Renew Economy Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 13:24 Source

The owner of a Ballarat motel has installed an 83kW rooftop solar system, not just to cut electricity costs, but to slash thousands of dollars off its monthly laundry bill. Here's how.

Read more Views: 49
Renew Economy Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 13:20 Source

Victoria has the opportunity to eliminate its greenhouse pollution, create thousands of jobs, and export climate solutions to the world.

Read more Views: 46
Renew Economy Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 13:17 Source

Plans by Australian nanotech start-up to commercialise revolutionary battery storage technology boosted by $11m UK investment.

Read more Views: 54
Renew Economy Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 13:14 Source

Without a staggering run of project commitments in the coming months, penalty payments for missing the renewable energy target appear inevitable in 2017.

Read more Views: 55
Renew Economy Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 13:09 Source

Australia’s climate change policy is a shambles. It is the only country ever to have repealed a carbon tax, the issue was key to the felling of two Prime Ministers, and the renewables industry is the subject of a sustained vendetta. That is why the Grattan Institute's new proposal is potentially such a game-changer.

Read more Views: 69
Renew Economy Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 13:05 Source

In logging two new clean energy world records in 2015 - China is reshaping the global energy economy. And India is not far behind.

Read more Views: 55
Jack the Insider Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 12:12 Source

Malcolm Turnbull has given us a glimpse of the future, a future which ironically is at least three years old and could be argued is…

Read more Views: 125
Cheeseburger Gothic Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 11:42 Source

Just sent off the manuscript and artwork to the guy who does my formatting. Don't know when I'll get the files back, but he is pretty quick. For him it's just process work.

It'll take me a day to read and do a final check, another day to get any changes taken in. On this schedule I doubt I'll have a book to send out before Friday, but it might drop over the weekend.

I plan to give this one away for at least a week, simply to drive subscriptions to the mailing list. When I've squeezed it dry for that purpose it'll go into the online bookstores for sale. Probably at US $3.99.

Read more Views: 47
The Melbourne Urbanist Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 11:10 Source

Improving the experience of occasional users of public transport – those who might use it only to go to the footy – is a key way of building community support for improvements Why do we say public transport is so important if so few of us use it?

Read more Views: 116
Renew Economy Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 10:58 Source

New housing development in Fremantle will offer rooftop solar, battery storage, electric vehicles and peer-to-peer trading to its residents. Welcome to the "citizen utility".

Read more Views: 50
xkcd.com Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 10:00 Source

There was a schism in 2007, when a sect advocating OpenOffice created a fork of Sunday.xlsx and maintained it independently for several months. The efforts to reconcile the conflicting schedules led to the reinvention, within the cells of the spreadsheet, of modern version control.

Read more Views: 47
Delimiter Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 09:01 Source

The Federal Government's Digital Transformation Office (DTO) has announced that it has signed an agreement with the UK's Government Digital Service (GDS) that is aimed to help both organisations progress their digital efforts.

Read more Views: 78
Delimiter Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 08:48 Source

Microsoft has published details of its roadmap for new Windows 10 business features that are likely to make their way to users' machines in the near future, with security seeming a high priority.

Read more Views: 53
Delimiter Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 08:43 Source

Customer relationship management firm Salesforce has announced a new partnership with the United Nations Women’s National Committee for Australia that will see the company join its global 'HeforShe' gender equality program as its first Australian corporate partner.

Read more Views: 44
Delimiter Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 08:40 Source

Communications Alliance, Australia's primary telecommunications industry body, has criticised delays over funding for telcos following the Federal Government’s mandatory data retention legislation a year ago.

Read more Views: 38
Your Democracy Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 08:33 Source

no turkish delight...

Though prosecutors are considering charges that could potentially jail a comedian for three years for insulting Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pictured left), Merkel said Germany would continue to protect artistic freedom.

Read more Views: 31
The Political Sword Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 08:30 Source

Read more Views: 64
TPS Extra Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 08:30 Source

96

Normal
0

false
false
false

EN-US
X-NONE
X-NONE

Read more Views: 64
The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 08:00 Source

By Tracie Alymer Kenya is a very interesting case, which impacts upon the rest of the world in a way that could never possibly be imagined. As Kenya is an African country, one would never think that it could show itself in such a way. Firstly, however, I will explain very briefly how the Kenyan…

The post Kenya: What Happened with the International Criminal Court appeared first on The AIM Network.

Read more Views: 47
Poll Bludger Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 07:34 Source

Swan is a traditionally marginal seat in Perth’s inner south-east where the Liberals have built up a solid margin over recent elections, in keeping with statewide trends. It is bounded to the north by the Swan River and to the west and south by the Canning River, extending from South Perth and Como in the west through Victoria Park and Belmont to the north-east, and due eastwards through Bentley and Cannington.

Read more Views: 45
The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 06:15 Source

Wednesday 13 April. 1 Labor proposes a Royal Commission into the financial sector. Particularly the banks. The establishment and those of a conservative ilk cry foul. ASIC, a major regulatory body say they continuously investigate crime and have adequate powers. Repeat, powers. In fact our financial institutions are overseen by four regulatory bodies. The harshest…

Read more Views: 102
North Coast Voices Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 00:16 Source

The Boston Globe, 9 April 2016:The GOP must stop TrumpPDF: A front page in Trump’s AmericaDONALD J.

Read more Views: 55
North Coast Voices Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 00:15 Source

The Sydney Morning Herald: John Winston HowardThe Liberal Party began to roll-out the aging John Winston Howard OM AC last week as

Read more Views: 76
Harrangue Man Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 22:27 Source

On the front of the website was a trigger for me, a reminder—though positive—of past pain. Positive in that its presence was a win, a pain for the memory of my involvement in it. Then, in a lift, I discovered they'd replaced dead halogen lighting with LEDs, something I've fought for since LEDs came on the market. Finally that feedback was taken on and actioned. As I was reading Hawaii I came across a line, and I am paraphrasing here, but the gist was "the inevitable requires action".

Read more Views: 63
The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 22:01 Source

Today, I take a crystal ball view at the tautological, verbose, pontificated lectures Malcolm Turnbull would bestow upon us, if he was, (by way of innovative technology of course), somehow transformed into a homeless youth.…

The post If Malcolm was a Homeless Youth appeared first on The AIM Network.

Read more Views: 63
Club Troppo Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 21:25 Source

ppolls-inlineFor mainstream and social media partisans the current prolonged election campaign is an essential life or death struggle for premiership victory by one’s chosen team.

Read more Views: 86
Club Troppo Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 21:16 Source

Super-high-speed version: Australia has better things to do with $100 billion than building a high-speed rail line. It’s all summed up in this exchange from the ABC TV series Utopia:

Read more Views: 98

Pages