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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 14:17 Source

New NSW-based Australian business accelerator program targets renewable energy, battery storage and other cleantech start-ups with seed funding and mentoring.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 14:01 Source

ABC says Labor is "slave" to renewables ideology, while promoting Coalition as defender of cheap energy prices. Has Aunty completely lost the plot?

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 14:01 Source

Energy regulators find extraordinary examples of fossil fuel generators pushing up prices by removing competition. So far this year, there have been 40 times more high priced events in renewable-scarce Queensland this year than in wind-rich South Australia.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 13:44 Source

Tesla and LG Chem tipped to dominate the US battery storage market, which is expected to be worth as much as $US50 billion by 2020.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 13:43 Source

Victoria's government will ban onshore gas fracking with the support of the state Coalition; a fairer solar feed-in tarrif, not-so much.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 13:41 Source

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and France to hold key auctions for wind and solar that could see lowest prices yet.

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Hoyden About Town Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 13:30 Source

Bannon is portrayed as believing that a "global existential war" with radical jihadis (and maybe China as well) is inevitable, and that authoritarian politics in the USA is the only way to prepare the nation for victory.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:50 Source

The massive potential for local generation to actually improve the quality of our power, rather than hinder it is not properly understood.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:50 Source

A new report from Clean Horizon points to France becoming Europe’s next big market for storage.

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En Passant Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:04 Source

Where are our words, today?

Have you been the morning, mourning?
Taken flight in night, and song?
Gathering, garnering the too long day
To away with all?
And so to fall, to fall
For their catch cry, the call
The sweet absurd,
Caught in the ballad
of their birds
Without our words
There is no way
Where are our words, today?

(c) John Passant 8 February 2016

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 11:50 Source

Last week Malcolm Turnbull addressed the National Press Club where he proclaimed “the battlelines have been drawn: it is clear that the Coalition stands for cheaper energy.” No doubt mindful of Abbott’s successful campaign to “axe the tax”, Turnbull is now dishing up his version of the same thing, calling on all governments to co-operate…

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Maybe if I spin it back and forth really fast I can do some kind of pulse-width modulation.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:30 Source

As Rod Culleton learned the hard way, getting into parliament is not as easy as it sounds. Your past can have an impact. But once you are safely there, you can do pretty much what you like. You may get booted from a Ministry or something if you mess up badly enough, but you are…

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Political Owl Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:10 Source
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Your Democracy Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 09:49 Source
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The Melbourne Urbanist Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 09:07 Source

There are calls to bring management of Melbourne’s train and tram systems back under government control. Might be a good idea, but first let’s see the evidence Should Daniel Andrews return public transport to the people?

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 09:04 Source

Image via @SeanKingDe Spiegel, 5 February 2017:There are times in life that really do count.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 06:37 Source

The Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, yesterday morning expressed his horror and outrage at the latest report from the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse on the extent of that abuse within his church. The Archbishop was at pains to reassure listeners that after years of intense and ongoing scrutiny (thanks to former Prime…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 05:55 Source

Author’s note: Today I have given over my daily post to a repudiation by Kevin Rudd of the Murdoch press. At the end I have included the AUSTRALIAN PRESS COUNCIL REGULATIONS. ANOTHER MURDOCH TABLOID WHOPPER With all the recent coverage of Turnbull’s telephone encounter with Trump, I missed a story run on 1 February 2017…

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Poll Bludger Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 05:20 Source

Labor slips back a point in this week’s reading of the Essential Research fortnightly average, from 54-46 to 53-47, although this is to do with a particularly weak result for the Coalition a fortnight ago washing out of the result, rather than a turn in their favour this week. On the primary vote, the Coalition is up a point to 36%, Labor is steady on 37%, One Nation is steady on 10%, and the Greens are down one to 8%. Other findings are that 49% disapprove of Donald Trump’s self-styled Muslim ban, with only 36% in favour.

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 00:16 Source

Remembering the lessons of Germany.......Remember when German bureaucrats and defence personnel decided to agree that their oath of allegiance was to Chancellor of Germany and Führer Adolf Hitler and not to their country or the Bundestag?Is something similar happening in the U.S.A.

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 00:15 Source

With so many political parties around the world including damaged, dangerous, power-hungry people in senior positions it is well to consider the techniques which may be used against you and your community when contentious issues are being debated at national, state or local level.Psychology Today, 22 January 2017:Gaslighting is a tactic of behavior in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality……People that gaslight use the following techniques:  1.

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En Passant Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 21:02 Source

Mr President, I rise to inform the Senate that this morning I have resigned as a member of the Labor Party.

I consider it my duty to inform the Senate of this decision prior to making any public comment.

After a membership in the Labor Party spanning my entire adult life, having held various positions in the party machine, this has been a very difficult decision for me – perhaps the most difficult of my life.

I stand here today both reluctant and relieved; reluctant because this decision has weighed heavy on my heart but relieved because, whilst difficult, it is the right thing to do.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 19:46 Source

Well, the big news is that Cory Bernardi has started his own party. At last count, I understand it had precisely one member, which means that he’s got one more than me, unless I decide to start a party some time in the next twenty four hours. That’s a poltical party, of course. If you…

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 15:11 Source

Article claims world leaders "duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data”. Proves nothing.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 15:06 Source

Australian battery maker Redflow shifts its attention back to commercial-scale applications, with a focus on Asian telco market.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 14:49 Source

Wholesale prices for so-called "cheap" coal and gas power in Queensland have average more than $220/MWh this year. It is insane. But you won't hear the Coalition complaining about this, because it does not fit the alternative facts being pushed to support their absurd energy policy.

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Harrangue Man Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 14:42 Source

The other day I lost my rag at the duck. It came to the gate to bully me and I was in the middle of a flashback. I snarled and charged into the pen to chase it down—it freaked and waddled as fast as it could away from me. It took about 10 seconds of that frenetic anger to burn out for me to realise what I was doing. I left without damaging the duck. The duck's mood and attitude did not change after the altercation.Days later I heard what sounded like the duck attempting for yet another time to have its way with a brown chicken in the new hutch but I left that alone as I lacked the dexterity to deal with it.

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Political Owl Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 14:29 Source

The owl political singalong will be suspended pending an enquiry as to whether the fourth back up singer on the right is indeed Corey Bernardi.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 14:17 Source

A detailed review of Australia's National Electricity Market in 2016 - with focus on solar, large scale renewables, energy efficiency, fossil fuel generation, emissions, and prices.

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