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Renew Economy Monday, March 13, 2017 - 13:53 Source

Overall increased cost to consumers from the rise in wholesale prices is now around $11 billion, delivering huge new incentive to solar PV and battery storage.

We will look at what is actually happening to consumer price offers later. The increase in grid prices is just the same as if the battery + PV price had fallen 25%.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:45 Source

In The Saturday Paper this weekend there’s an editorial addressing the recent Centrelink scandals that, among other extreme dysfunctions, have seen the private data of two clients released to that publication, The Guardian, and The Canberra Times. What you might not know is that The Saturday Paper declined to publish unsolicited private data sent to…

The post How has Centrelink come to normalise contempt? appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:41 Source

Clean Energy Finance Corporation backs three more big solar projects in Queensland and Victoria, as ERM finally unveils its first major renewable off take deal.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:10 Source

South Australia to unveil new energy policy on Tuesday, amid speculation it may support two major battery storage projects.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:02 Source

New report highlights measure taken to protect NSW grid from potential failure of Queensland's most modern coal plant. South Australia may well wonder: why not us?

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Renew Economy Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:02 Source

New report highlights measure taken to protect NSW grid from potential failure of Queensland's most modern coal plant. South Australia may well wonder: why not us?

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Renew Economy Monday, March 13, 2017 - 11:53 Source

With any luck, the series of weekend Tweets between tech billionaires Elon Musk and Australian Mike Cannon-brookes will be the wake up call needed to shake Australia's politicians, regulators and media from their delusion that fossil fuels are the only answer to Australia's so-called energy crisis.

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xkcd.com Monday, March 13, 2017 - 11:00 Source

I'm one of the few Instagram users who connects solely through the Unix 'talk' gateway.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Monday, March 13, 2017 - 09:47 Source

My thanks to Karletta for giving me this idea yesterday. Hard to believe this program actually existed, let alone cost the equivalent of US $142M.

I also included a couple of extra links in today's ASB. As I'm noodling around the net, looking for stuff to write about, I come across some pretty funny stuff. I thought it'd add a bit of value to serve up a couple of those links too.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, March 13, 2017 - 09:12 Source

It’s a Labor landslide in WA. Mark McGowan’s party may end up with 41 seats as the Liberal primary vote collapses 15% , and it’s all over bar the infighting and the recriminations. Yet one thing is sure. The fall of “Emperor” Colin Barnett can have nothing to do with Malcolm Turnbull; no blame no…

The post WA Liberal landslide buries Turnbull and Hanson. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Melbourne Urbanist Monday, March 13, 2017 - 08:40 Source

Melbourne needs an orbital or “ring” light metro linking major suburban centres to take radial trips off the road system, argues guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook A proposal for a Melbourne ring metro

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, March 13, 2017 - 08:00 Source

By Kyran O’Dwyer We are now three and a half years into the worst attempt at government the IPA has ever launched. At any level, it has become easy to be distracted by the incessant noise, whilst losing track of the major issues. We now have a band of miscreants who are so enamoured of…

The post When the rules don’t matter appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Antony Green's Election Blog Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 19:09 Source

An update on post election counting.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 13:15 Source

By Ad astra Have you ever felt overtaken by the velocity of world events? Have your ever felt overwhelmed by the pace of change? Have you ever wondered what the world will be like in Twenty Twenty-Four, forty years after George Orwell’s prophetic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four? Studying the facts and contemplating what the world will…

The post Twenty Twenty-Four – our Orwellian destiny? appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 10:33 Source

By Tina Clausen After having worked as a professional Social Worker for twenty years, including in agency management and interdisciplinary team leader positions, then having to leave the workforce due to illness, how dare you assume that I am suddenly incapable of managing my own income and decide that I should be treated like a…

The post An open letter to the LNP regarding the Cashless Welfare Card appeared first on The AIM Network.

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