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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 14:00 Source

Head of one of Australia’s largest coal plant operators says nation's shift to renewables "a reality" that must be addressed.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:57 Source

Entura is partnering with engineering and infrastructure company RCR Tomlinson to deliver Pacific Hydro’s 30MW Yaloak South Wind Farm in Victoria, Australia.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:26 Source

The repeated bouts of warm weather this season could push the Arctic to a record low winter peak for the third year in a row.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:25 Source

Who could forget the energy “crises” that affected electricity supply across south-eastern Australia last year.

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The Tally Room Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 09:48 Source

Western Australia still uses the group voting ticket system for its Legislative Council – the system used for the Senate until 2013. Under this system, parties submit preference orders which are pre-filled for any voters who vote for that party above the line. These preferences were announced yesterday afternoon. I won’t bother to list every preference here, although William Bowe at Poll Bludger has the order of key parties.

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En Passant Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 09:27 Source

We may be careering towards war and climate change disaster and 4,444 victims of child sexual abuse may have been revealed, but “clean coal” and halal certification is what our politicians have focussed on this week, I write in Independent Australia

To read the whole article click here through to the IA site. Coal, Trump, Pell and halal certification

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 09:14 Source

Michelle Landry, LNP MP for Capricornia must resign.  The Liberal National Party have now admitted they went to the election based on a blatant lie. Turnbull said he will bring back integrity to politics He must insist that Ms. Landry resigns today. On 3rd February, I published Is the Defence Land Grab” Turnbull’s Carbon Tax Lie?  This article…

The post Michelle Landry Must Resign and Force A By-Election in Capricornia appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Digitopoly Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 08:01 Source

As Snapchat (SNAP) nears its IPO, analysts have been pouring over its public documents. Ben Thompson found this interesting bit:

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 05:58 Source

Tuesday 14 February 2016 1 What is it that occupies the minds of men and women that they need be so malevolent in their thinking? That the power of persuasion with reasoned thinking and debate no longer suffices. What is it in the backgrounds of people that causes their narcissism and their inability to accommodate difference…

The post Day to Day Politics: Class warfare and the feral right. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, February 13, 2017 - 21:10 Source

I felt sick today. Truly sick. Malcolm Turnbull dangled people with disabilities as political pawns. He used vulnerable people as pawns to pressure Labor to support harsh cuts to welfare or he would hold off on the NDIS. Turnbull has now slid all the way from Diamond to Deviant. There is absolutely no coming back from this.…

The post Turnbull: From Diamond to Deviant. Oh! How He Has Fallen appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Renew Economy Monday, February 13, 2017 - 15:51 Source

Draft guidelines to be released by Standards Australia suggests lithium ion battery storage devices such as Tesla Powerwalls should be banned from inside homes and garages in Australia, and only installed in separate "kiosks" or bunkers. It threatens to bring the industry to a halt.

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Renew Economy Monday, February 13, 2017 - 15:51 Source

Draft guidelines to be released by Standards Australia suggest lithium-ion battery storage devices like Tesla Powerwalls should be banned from inside homes and garages, and only installed in separate "kiosks" or bunkers. It threatens to bring the industry to a halt.

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Popular Science Monday, February 13, 2017 - 15:43 Source

While NSW burns, a snowstorm hammered the Northeast US yesterday, dumping as much as a foot of snow in some places. And while the storm closed schools, grounded flights, and inconvenienced a lot of humans, the animals at the Bronx Zoo couldn't be happier about it. These photos of animals playing in the snow were taken today by zoo staff, and they're the perfect ending to a long week.

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Popular Science Monday, February 13, 2017 - 15:43 Source

A lot of things can go wrong in the garden. Some seeds just won't sprout. A plant's leaves droop and turn colors they shouldn't. Thankfully, inventive people are starting to tackle this problem, manipulating hot tech to help you keep things...less dead. Don't fret about the color of your thumb; this stuff will bring you a few steps closer to becoming the 21st century's Frederick Law Olmsted (or whatever landscape architect inspires you).

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Popular Science Monday, February 13, 2017 - 15:43 Source

This has been the week that was and these were/are/could be the images that define it, scientifically. What is time? Who knows. All I know is there isn't enough of it.

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