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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 14:56 Source

From the SMH: Indian conglomerate Adani has been questioned by the National Stock Exchange of India over claims that the State Bank of India has extended it a $US1 billion ($1.1 billion) credit line to fund its mega coal project in Queensland. …the NSE on Tuesday asked the company to clarify “in detail” a news report […]

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 14:56 Source

Having lost the battle on health, the anti-wind brigade wants another Senate Inquiry, this time into wind's effect on emissions, power prices and fauna.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 14:56 Source

Having lost the battle on health, the anti-wind brigade wants another Senate Inquiry, this time into wind's effect on emissions, power prices and fauna.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 14:55 Source

City of Melbourne gathers like-minded local govts and businesses to 'challenge the market' to supply the right renewables solutions at the right price.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 14:41 Source

It's the big question facing energy utilities around the world: How quickly will rooftop solar and battery storage change the nature of the energy market, and how long can those that currently dominate the market hold on to the their incumbent business models?

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 14:41 Source

It's the big question facing energy utilities around the world: How quickly will rooftop solar and battery storage change the nature of the energy market, and how long can those that currently dominate the market hold on to the their incumbent business models?

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 14:40 Source

By David Collyer, cross-posted from Prosper Australia Australia has two infections that compromise our economic health. Their remarkably similar symptoms – fever, delirium, impaired judgement – muddy diagnosis and hamper effective treatment. Most are familiar with ‘Dutch disease’, where a resource bounty – in Holland’s case off-shore oil and gas production – lifts a country’s […]

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 14:09 Source

Leading funds manager Jeremy Grantham says US fracking boom hiding fact that oil industry in terminal decline and will be replaced by renewables.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 14:01 Source

Cross-posted from The Conversation It may seem politically counter-intuitive for a prime minister to seek an early election just when the economy has gone into recession. But following his return to Japan from the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, Shinzo Abe has done just that. Although an election is not required until late 2016, Abe […]

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 13:48 Source

There is a simple question that BHP-Billiton doesn’t address in their voluminous reports to shareholders: how hot is too hot in a warming world?

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 13:16 Source

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 13:03 Source

Picture a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:56 Source

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Prosper Australia Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:53 Source

Innovative Vacant Housing measure – Speculative Vacancies 2013 from Karl Below is Catherine Cashmore’s audio presentation for the event – the 7th Speculative Vacancies report. Click through the powerpoint slideshow in time to the mixcloud audio file below. (Unfortunately this is the only technology available at present.) See the event photos on facebook. Follow @earthsharing […]

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New Matilda Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:52 Source

The Greens and Labor are concerned about private VET providers misusing public funding, and they’re warning Pyne's university changes could make things worse.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:50 Source

Acquisition to make SunEdison world's largest renewable energy developer and give TerraForm Power 521 MW of additional operating wind and PV plants.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:47 Source

A new development in Ivanpah’s financing gave Fox another opportunity to pounce, BrightSource has responded with a missive to set the record straight.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:46 Source

PV has been increasing at a rate of 50% a year has led many US utilities to question the impact that continued expansion will have investors and ratepayers.

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Popular Science Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:44 Source

Even if you've spotted a payphone in the wild recently, it's probably been a while since you've actually reached out and touched one. But that may soon change: New York City is planning on replacing the old public phones with 21st century equivalents, which will even provide free, superfast Gigabit Wi-Fi Internet access.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:33 Source

And so it begins for energy, with the sell side repeating its iron ore price mistakes: Morgan Stanley has trimmed its earnings expectations and price targets for Australian energy companies after lowering its oil price forecasts. Its revised Brent oil price forecasts are US$90/barrel for 2015 and US$95 a barrel for 2016, down 8% and […]

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Jack the Insider Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:31 Source

Private Errol Noack – a strapping, blond-haired, six-foot-five 21-year-old was just ten days into his tour of Vietnam when he was…

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Skepticlawyer Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:28 Source

What is the most atavistic state on the planet?

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:26 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Abbott Government’s metadata legislation to require telecommunications companies to store detailed information about the calls and internet use of its customers for two years has been slammed by a cross-party federal committee, which believe that it will place unreasonable limitations on human rights. From The Guardian: Among its concerns, the […]

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Croakey Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:23 Source

The 2014 Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID) report has been released today. Regarded as the most comprehensive report on Indigenous wellbeing in Australia. it’s the sixth in a series that emerged out of the final report of the Council...

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The Tally Room Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:00 Source

Ivanhoe1-2PPIvanhoe is a marginal Labor seat in northern Melbourne, covering Eaglemont, Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Rosanna, View Bank and parts of Macleod and Yallambie.

Labor MP Anthony Carbines won the seat in 2010 after defeating then-Labor MP Craig Langdon for preselection.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:54 Source

From the always useful and formerly bearish Hugh Hendry’s latest letter: The Fund is now up 2.6% on the year and, despite running a net long equity book that has exceeded 1x NAV for the past few weeks, we succeeded in weathering a particularly volatile October with rather dramatic intra month price declines in the […]

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New Matilda Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:26 Source

Residents of a tiny NSW town have turned out to protest the police shooting of a man four years ago. Justice still evades them, they say. 

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:14 Source

The Department of Employment and Education (DEEWR) job vacancies index for October is out and was flat: The trend is flat to falling and to describe this as a “recovery” would be flattering: Growth was up in NSW but, worryingly, the only other solid contribution was from WA, which is going to reverse in 2015, […]

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New Matilda Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:06 Source

Under the cover of darkness, Julien Blanc - the world's most desirable man - was snuck into the G20 to lecture on picking up 'bitches' and 'economies'. Liz Conor has the leaked transcript.  

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Peter Garcia-Webb Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:05 Source

Middle East Forum exists inter alia to work for Palestinian acceptance of Israel. In the US it emphasizes the "danger of non-violent, lawful Islamism". Not surprisingly some of its articles are biased towards Israel and against Palestine. Here is an example from its President Daniel Pipes. It would be hilarious if it were not deadly serious.

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