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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 13:57 Source

Solar PV contracts are now cheaper than natural gas plants in the US, where even some utilities see a future where there will be no more gas turbines.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 13:53 Source

Getting high level of renewable energy in the electricity system will be easier and cheaper than most people think, particularly with battery storage costs falling so quickly.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 13:23 Source

China is expected to suspend all new coal power plant development in its upcoming five-year energy plan, as supply far outstrips demand.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 13:04 Source

Germany approves plan to end renewable energy feed-in tariffs in favor of competitive auctions and clear volumes for wind energy development.

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Delimiter Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 11:18 Source

Telstra has launched an internal recruitment programme aimed to fulfil workforce needs as the firm prepares to design and manage the upgrade of its former hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) cable TV network as part of the NBN roll-out.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 10:50 Source

LG Electronics (LG) has announced its first bifacial panel will be introduced in Australia later this year.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 10:34 Source

For the Republican Party, internet porn is a “public health crisis.” Coal, however, is perfectly “clean.”

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Delimiter Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 10:15 Source

Household appliance retailer The Good Guys has partnered with local services marketplace Airtasker on a new appliance installation web platform that is more customer-focused yet still makes use of The Good Guys’ existing Australian installer network.

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Delimiter Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 10:03 Source

KPMG Australia has announced the launch of a corporate-focused accelerator called mLabs that is intended to connect mutual banks and credit unions with Australian fintech startups.

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The Melbourne Urbanist Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 10:02 Source

Cyclists and pedestrians aren’t the same; mixing them up in busy public places on the dubious grounds they’re both “not cars” inevitably leads to conflict Can cyclists travel happily with pedestrians?

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xkcd.com Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 10:00 Source

Plus, now I know that I have risk factors for elbow dysplasia, heartworm, parvo, and mange.

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Delimiter Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 09:55 Source

Optus is being forced to refund around $2.4 million to around 175,000 of its mobile customers following the Australian Securities & Investments Commission's (ASIC's) concerns about the telco's compliance with financial services laws.

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Ambit Gambit Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 09:39 Source

There has long been a need for a competitor to GetUp. I’ve been involved in at least two attempts which have gone nowhere. Now Cory Bernardi is giving it a go. Good luck Cory, but the omens are not encouraging. For starters, you need to get some professionalism into your operation. Finding the site is […]

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The Political Sword Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 09:30 Source

Fairfax media’s Matthew Knott asked the other day ‘Election 2016: The uncomfortable truth is the media got it wrong. How did we do it’. It’s a good question.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 09:00 Source

By Dr George Venturini* Testing the thesis (continued) 12 (Obsession with crime and punishment) The State lives on fear. Today, it is the fear of ‘terrorists’, which is a manufactured threat, meant to scare people into handing over their rights and dignity to the tricksters in power. “Our twentieth century is the century of fear,”…

The post The facets of Australian fascism: the Abbott Government experiment (Part 40) appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Tally Room Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 09:00 Source

Following yesterday’s post analysing the NSW, VIC and QLD Senate counts, here’s my analysis of Western Australia, South Australia and an update of the Tasmanian race.

Western Australia

Full quotas: 5 Liberal, 3 Labor, 1 Greens

Parties in the race:

  • 0.7027 – Labor
  • 0.5025 – One Nation
  • 0.3378 – Greens
  • 0.3311 – Nationals
  • 0.2757 – Nick Xenophon Team

Votes to be distributed:

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 07:43 Source

Why do we have a deficit? The Coalition will tell you it’s because Labor locked in unsustainable spending and that cutting services is the only way to fix it. This is untrue. We have a deficit because our government insists on pandering to the demands of business. First they insisted that the proposed changes to fringe…

The post The time has come to say fair’s fair appeared first on The AIM Network.

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En Passant Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 06:22 Source

Whether over refugees, equal marriage or fighting further cuts, it is not The Greens’ actions in parliament that will be decisive, writes James Supple in Solidarity. What matters is the strength of the movements in the workplaces and on the streets. If The Greens continue to ignore that, they will be left on the margins.

Greens-2016

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 06:16 Source

Wednesday 13 July 2016 So now that the dust has settled and we have a new government, as a nation, how have we advanced? Has it cleared the air? Well some Australians spoke with a very clear voice that should have shaken the government to the core. However, the majority still voted to re-elect a…

The post Day to Day Politics: You get what you vote for. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 00:16 Source

Like a good many people in Australia I hadn’t really noticed this politician until the fall-out from the U.K.

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 00:15 Source

This is the ‘back of the envelope’ mapping done by Australian Infrastructure Developments Pty Ltd for its proposed plan to construct an industrial port on 27.2 per cent of the entire Clarence River Estuary.

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Your Democracy Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 23:38 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 20:06 Source

“My thoughts on domestic violence – as a survivor”, by Tracie Aylmer. When Steve Price delivered his “hysterical” comment last night on QandA, I wasn’t surprised. I was disappointed, but not at all surprised. I have had to deal with comments and behaviours like this for a very long time. I have also had to…

The post If you can’t see the bruises . . . appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 19:46 Source

I’ve realised that controversy sells… All right, most of us know that Bolt’s book, “Worth Fighting”… Or was it “Worth Fighting For”? Anyway, Bolt’s book sold less copies than people who’ll read this blog. Ok, his book is worth less than they’re charging and this blog is free, but my basic point is that –…

The post I’ve Always Been Lovable, Yet Both Bolt And Trump will Earn More Than Me In The Next Ten Minutes … appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Peter G-W Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 17:45 Source

Seven colours in the rainbow, seven stages of grief, seven stages in the life of man

The post Neonatal Death- Painting with Silence appeared first on Peter G-W.

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Poll Bludger Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 16:50 Source

Essential Research’s fortnightly aggregate keeps on rolling, this one combining results from polling conducted over the weekend of the election itself, and in its indecisive aftermath over the weekend just past. The result is little changed, with the Coalition steady on the primary vote at 41%, Labor down one at 36% and the Greens steady at 10%, but two-party preferred has nudged to 51-49 in Labor’s favour.

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Your Democracy Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 15:40 Source

nuz of the day

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Renew Economy Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 14:49 Source

Energy regulation is broken, and consumers will be paying more for electricity and gas in years to come.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 14:44 Source

The ACT government's bold plan to source 100% of its electricity needs from renewable energy looks set to pay handsome dividends. At current wholesale market prices, it may get much of its wind energy for free, while the rest of the country grapples with record prices caused by soaring cost of gas.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 14:29 Source

Tuesday 12 July 2012 I really couldn’t let this pass. You know when you are watching someone make a fool of themselves and you find yourself cringing. Such a time was while in bed on Monday night Q&A. My wife was so affronted I had to quieten her down because our dog started going off…

The post Day to Day Politics: Priceless. Men like him have never really grown up. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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