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Renew Economy Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 14:24 Source

Big utilities such as Origin Energy and AGL Energy are maintaining their attack on subsidies for rooftop solar, joining forces with industry lobby groups to call for their removal – just as they prepare to roll out solar leasing schemes of their own.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 14:19 Source

Brookfarm goes solar with east-west array that matches consumption. Food manufacturers are finding that rooftop solar fits in with production needs.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 14:19 Source

Brookfarm goes solar with east-west array that matches consumption. Food manufacturers are finding that rooftop solar fits in with production needs.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 14:15 Source

UNSW calls on people and business to fund potentially game-changing hydrogen energy storage breakthrough.

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Prosper Australia Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 13:52 Source

Yesterday’s OECD Economic Survey of Australia pinpointed key areas of risk.   As Philip Soos and Paul Egan showed today in their 21 chart pack, Australia’s land bubble and accommodating credit cycle opens the economy to incredible risk. But the Abbott government has yet to even add housing affordability to their todo list. The OECD’s no1 […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 13:40 Source

By Leith van Onselen Treasurer Joe Hockey has this afternoon shunned raising the GST, arguing that there is not enough money in the Budget to provide the necessary compensation to middle and lower income earners. From The AFR: [Hockey] said the recommendation earlier this week by the OECD that the 10 per cent GST should […]

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 13:33 Source

The rise of the solar citizen, the demise of utility 1.0, and the arrival of energy storage. Oh, and the politics. It has been a big year.

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New Matilda Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 13:13 Source

Australia’s leading - and most infamous - professor of poetry has called it quits from one of the nation's most prestigious institutions.

 

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:37 Source

Chinese authorities are considering banning any new coal-to-gas projects in a move that could save emissions equivalent to Australia’s annual output.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:35 Source

By Leith van Onselen DFP Recruitment has released its mining and resources jobs index for November, which registered a fall of 4.2% to 60.90, marking eight falls out of the past nine months. Year on year, the number of mining and resources job advertisements has fallen by 31.3% nationally, but by only 2.6% in the […]

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:33 Source

Australia's fossil fuels sector will get $47bn in subsidies over next 4 years, report suggests. This, as Abbott government dug in over cuts to RET.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:32 Source

by Chris Becker Brent crude was up nearly 2% overnight and in futures trade today, giving a boost to the LNG contract price: There’s news this morning that the first tanker is on its way to Gladstone to pickup its first shipment of LNG. From Bloomberg: The ship, the BG-owned Methane Rita Andrea, is heading […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:11 Source

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New Matilda Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:58 Source

One man's terrorist is another man's media mogul. Joshua Dabelstein explains.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:48 Source

If you go to Tony Abbott’s facebook page, at time of writing, you will find six threads about the Martin Place siege and one about the slaughter of innocent children in Pakistan.  Four days after its release, you will not find any comment about Hockey’s MYEFO.  That in itself should be cause for concern.

Tony Abbott has admitted he has little interest in the “dismal science” of economics and it appears he is hoping that applies to the rest of us.  He is sticking to his forte – death cults and shirt-fronting.

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