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Your Democracy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 18:50 Source

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Your Democracy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 17:33 Source

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As New South Wales became the hottest place on the planet,  Saturday/Sunday 11/12 February, a few questions arise from the ashes of the burnt land and houses:

 

Is god using natural disaster to punish sinners?

         YES, if you believe in god.

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Political Owl Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 16:26 Source

Life can get tough when your income suddenly drops and doesn't the Owl know it. So spare a thought for Tony Abbott who used to have a Prime Ministerial income of $522,000, so Google tells me, but now must make do a backbencher's humble stipend of $199,040.And things are really tough when you have a Sydney sized housing mortgage as the member for Warringah does.

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John Quiggin Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 15:43 Source

I’ll be speaking to the Aucklalnd Fabian Society on Thursday 16 Feb (I already spoke on Wellington but didn’t around to posting Details here.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 15:33 Source

Guidelines on battery storage installation delayed after concern they amounted to effective ban on lithium-ion devices inside homes.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 15:15 Source

SA energy minister warns dismantling state RET would succeed only in killing "dispatchable, baseload" solar thermal.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 15:14 Source

It now seems clear that rooftop solar played critical role in easing pressure on the grid during heatwave in eastern states, and moderating prices. But solar households got paid a pittance compared to the coal and gas generators.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 15:14 Source

It now seems clear that rooftop solar played critical role in easing pressure on the grid during heatwave in eastern states, and moderating prices. But solar households got paid a pittance compared to the coal and gas generators.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 15:08 Source

With Hazelwood set to close, Andrews government unveils $5m scheme to install solar PV, hot water at 1,000 Latrobe Valley homes.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 14:02 Source

Phase one of plans to turn disused Queensland gold mine into massive solar and pumped hydro storage project reaches financial close.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 14:00 Source

Head of one of Australia’s largest coal plant operators says nation's shift to renewables "a reality" that must be addressed.

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Your Democracy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 13:12 Source

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Energy Australia has joined the chorus of big business, unions, welfare and environmental groups calling for an end to Canberra's blame game over renewables.

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Political Owl Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 13:11 Source

Lib polls number hits low point of  34%......Malcom stands on deck regretting appalling tactical move on energy...begs Maria for help and forgiveness.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:57 Source

Entura is partnering with engineering and infrastructure company RCR Tomlinson to deliver Pacific Hydro’s 30MW Yaloak South Wind Farm in Victoria, Australia.

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Political Owl Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:33 Source

If it's good enough for Malcolm Turnbull then it's good enough for me.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:26 Source

The repeated bouts of warm weather this season could push the Arctic to a record low winter peak for the third year in a row.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:25 Source

Who could forget the energy “crises” that affected electricity supply across south-eastern Australia last year.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 11:51 Source

Today, FOI documents confirmed that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was advised that last year’s power blackouts in South Australia were not due to renewable energy failures, but to severe weather conditions that caused unprecedented damage to the network. Turnbull decided to ignore this advice as it does not align with his commitment to fossil fuels and…

The post Turnbull’s faith in coal is weak: his home is ready to go off grid appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Tally Room Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 09:48 Source

Western Australia still uses the group voting ticket system for its Legislative Council – the system used for the Senate until 2013. Under this system, parties submit preference orders which are pre-filled for any voters who vote for that party above the line. These preferences were announced yesterday afternoon. I won’t bother to list every preference here, although William Bowe at Poll Bludger has the order of key parties.

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En Passant Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 09:27 Source

We may be careering towards war and climate change disaster and 4,444 victims of child sexual abuse may have been revealed, but “clean coal” and halal certification is what our politicians have focussed on this week, I write in Independent Australia

To read the whole article click here through to the IA site. Coal, Trump, Pell and halal certification

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 09:14 Source

Michelle Landry, LNP MP for Capricornia must resign.  The Liberal National Party have now admitted they went to the election based on a blatant lie. Turnbull said he will bring back integrity to politics He must insist that Ms. Landry resigns today. On 3rd February, I published Is the Defence Land Grab” Turnbull’s Carbon Tax Lie?  This article…

The post Michelle Landry Must Resign and Force A By-Election in Capricornia appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Digitopoly Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 08:01 Source

As Snapchat (SNAP) nears its IPO, analysts have been pouring over its public documents. Ben Thompson found this interesting bit:

Our strategy is to invest in product innovation and take risks to improve our camera platform. We do this in an effort to drive user engagement, which we can then monetize through advertising. We use the revenue we generate to fund future product innovation to grow our business.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 05:58 Source

Tuesday 14 February 2016 1 What is it that occupies the minds of men and women that they need be so malevolent in their thinking? That the power of persuasion with reasoned thinking and debate no longer suffices. What is it in the backgrounds of people that causes their narcissism and their inability to accommodate difference…

The post Day to Day Politics: Class warfare and the feral right. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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North Coast Voices Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 00:15 Source

Kookaburra, Animals Australia, December 2016The Daily Examiner, 6 February 2017, p.12:VOICES FOR THE EARTHEARTH Charter, Principle 2: "Care for the Community of

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Poll Bludger Monday, February 13, 2017 - 21:13 Source

Nominations having closed on Friday, it emerges that the Western Australian state election has attracted a record number of candidates, details of which are outlined by Antony Green.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, February 13, 2017 - 21:10 Source

I felt sick today. Truly sick. Malcolm Turnbull dangled people with disabilities as political pawns. He used vulnerable people as pawns to pressure Labor to support harsh cuts to welfare or he would hold off on the NDIS. Turnbull has now slid all the way from Diamond to Deviant. There is absolutely no coming back from this.…

The post Turnbull: From Diamond to Deviant. Oh! How He Has Fallen appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Club Troppo Monday, February 13, 2017 - 17:08 Source

Image result for racism quotesWe use a novel method to measure racism at both the individual and the country level. We show that our measure of racism has a strong negative and significant impact on economic development, quality of institutions and education. We then test different hypotheses concerning the origin of racism and its channels of impact in order to establish causality.

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Renew Economy Monday, February 13, 2017 - 15:51 Source

Draft guidelines to be released by Standards Australia suggests lithium ion battery storage devices such as Tesla Powerwalls should be banned from inside homes and garages in Australia, and only installed in separate "kiosks" or bunkers. It threatens to bring the industry to a halt.

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Renew Economy Monday, February 13, 2017 - 15:51 Source

Draft guidelines to be released by Standards Australia suggest lithium-ion battery storage devices like Tesla Powerwalls should be banned from inside homes and garages, and only installed in separate "kiosks" or bunkers. It threatens to bring the industry to a halt.

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