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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 13:35 Source

Because of the lack of competition that could have been introduced if RET policy was held steady, fossil fuel generators can use their market power to artificially inflate prices, and somehow convince media and politicians that it is all the fault of wind and solar.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 13:05 Source

Queensland says proposal to lower voltage standards will allow networks to more easily accommodate rooftop solar and other technologies.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:50 Source

Coalition publishes climate policy discussion paper amid CCA resignations, claims of right-wing, anti-science bias.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:41 Source

The NSIDC doesn’t usually release data for both poles simultaneously, but has done so this time because of what scientists have dubbed an “exceptional” year in 2017..

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:56 Source

What is a reasonable Feed-in Tariff (FiT) and why should a solar household in Bundanoon receive less than a solar household in Ballarat?

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:30 Source

Changes in the approach to frequency control on synchronous units has resulted in changes that have compromised the resilience of the power system to frequency variations.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:30 Source

Changes in the approach to frequency control on synchronous units has resulted in changes that have compromised the resilience of the power system to frequency variations.

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Peter Martin Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:24 Source

In the past 12 months, 82,800 Australians have moved to Victoria from interstate, around 500 carloads a week.

At the same time, 65,600 Victorians have left.

The gap - a net influx of 17,200 - is an all-time record. Victoria's population is being swelled by more migrants from interstate than ever before, and by far more than any other state, even Queensland, which used to be the go-to state for the rest of nation.

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xkcd.com Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:00 Source

There's a compromise bill to keep the notification bar but at least charge the battery.

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En Passant Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:46 Source


Slightly corrected version of the gloating NewsCorpse broadsheet (Image via @TheFinnigans)

Any debate about free speech in our society is really about free speech for the ruling class, I write in Independent Australia

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, March 24, 2017 - 06:00 Source

Friday 24 March 2017 Author’s note. Today I give up my daily article to a long-time friend Max Odgen. We played football together and share a love for cool Jazz. We have kept in touch over some 50 years. Max is well-known on the left of Australian politics, particularly in the Union movement as an activist.…

The post Day to Day Politic: What should progressives do? appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Global Guerrillas Friday, March 24, 2017 - 01:24 Source

Jewish Community Center Bomb Threats

Last summer I wrote about how hacking the phone system could be used to automate terrorism.  That analysis is proving to be spot on.  Today, we learned that a 19 year old American-Israeli living in Israel, hacked satellites and phone equipment to make 120 fake bomb threats Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) in the US, Australia, and New Zealand.  

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North Coast Voices Friday, March 24, 2017 - 00:15 Source

During this decade there have been three cases close to the hearts of the far right of the political spectrum in Australia.The first was Pat Eatock v Andrew Bolt and the Herald and Weekly Times Pty Ltd in the Federal Court of Australia, the second the Cynthia Prior complaint to the Human Rights Commission and, the third was 

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North Coast Voices Friday, March 24, 2017 - 00:15 Source

Photograph by Janette AscheOn 15 March 2017 the longest navigable river in New Zealand, Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui), was granted full rig

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Under The Milky Way Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 19:16 Source

This is a description of my families cat: Swishy. She had green eyes, brown and white fur, cute, little, white paws and an innocent face expression.

One day when I was 18 months old, my sister was 2 years old and my brother was 5 years old, our family were playing a game of UNO. In the middle of my sister’s turn my dad heard a meowing sound and saw……….

A CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Once everyone had seen the big suprize we started to think what to name this mysterious cat. We ended up calling her………… SWISHY!!!!!!

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