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John Quiggin Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 18:17 Source

Earlier today, I wrote to Josh Frydenberg, the Minister for Energy and Environment, resigning as a Member of the Climate Change Authority. Mine is the third recent resignation: Clive Hamilton resigned in February, and Danny Price a couple of days ago. There’s a story in the Guardian here. My resignation statement is over the fold.

Resignation from the Climate Change Authority: Statement by John Quiggin

I have written today to the Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP to submit my resignation as a Member of the Climate Change Authority.

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Prosper Australia Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 16:32 Source

Peter Martin, Australia’s clearest economic writer, has turned his icy gaze to Stamp Duty. This vile tax causes real harm to all of us and begs to be struck from the statute books. Yes, it is a state tax. Yes, the feds can push reform along and add $85.5 billion to the economy. “There’s no […]

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 15:32 Source

Australia’s wind farms could soon become “core providers” of crucial grid stability services, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 14:52 Source

Australian PV manufacturer Tindo Solar has a new owner, with plans to create nation's largest vertically integrated solar retailer.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 14:27 Source

Cohda Wireless today announces it has received two grants from the Government of South Australia, totaling $2 million, as part of the Future Mobility Lab Fund.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 14:26 Source

We think this is the best number-plate on a Tesla electric vehicle that we have seen to date.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 14:26 Source

We think this is the best number-plate on a Tesla electric vehicle that we have seen to date.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 14:23 Source

New product will help Aussie businesses save thousands in electricity and other utility costs and reduce their carbon footprint.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 14:23 Source

Tony’s Abbott's war on renewables was meant to reduce electricity prices. But it has done the opposite—and a lot more.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 14:23 Source

Tony’s Abbott's war on renewables was meant to reduce electricity prices. But it has done the opposite—and a lot more.

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Harrangue Man Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 14:20 Source

As noted I like to feed our chickens Pringles; they like them and I like how they like them.I tried to frisbee throw a Pringle to near the scruff, for her feathers cloud her eyes making it difficult to see Pringles further away, but my lame throw, wind and the design of the Pringle all led to the Pringle getting stuck in a tree.It would likely come down from the wind in a short time but I wouldn't have had the enjoyment of seeing them go for it. So I got a rake and knocked the Pringle from

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 14:19 Source

Victoria regulator says there is obviously network value in rooftop solar, but it says it is difficult to work out how much without a grid services market.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 14:19 Source

Victoria regulator says there is obviously network value in rooftop solar, but it says it is difficult to work out how much without a grid services market.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 14:07 Source

The Palaszczuk Government will consult with the energy industry to develop innovative ways to reduce state school energy costs using solar and energy efficiency measures.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 13:53 Source

South Australia looking for only one hour of battery storage, in decision that may rule out some battery storage technologies.

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