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Renew Economy Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:04 Source

Turnbull's intervention in gas market may guarantee supply, but is unlikely to relieve prices. LNG producers, and Santos in particular, still have a big problem.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:40 Source

Cross-posted from The Conversation: Almost 20 years after the 30% subsidy for private health insurance was introduced, premiums continue to rise every year. This comes at a cost to the federal budget – which was forecast at A$6.5 billion in the 2016 federal budget from the subsidy alone. Meanwhile, consumers continue to view private health

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Renew Economy Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:27 Source

The way electricity prices were set in the wholesale market has changed dramatically in just one year. So, who's playing games with their gas and hydro power?

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Renew Economy Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:16 Source

PM suggests public money could be used to subsidise gas pipelines in northern Australia, as well as underwriting rail plans of Indian coal giant Adani.

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Renew Economy Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:14 Source

Despite the climate-denying Trump Administration, and populist movements across the world, Michael Liebreich gave plenty of reasons to be optimistic about future of wind, solar and Evs.

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Renew Economy Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:14 Source

Despite the climate-denying Trump Administration, and populist movements across the world, Michael Liebreich gave plenty of reasons to be optimistic about future of wind, solar and Evs.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:03 Source

By Leith van Onselen The ABS’ latest CPI data showed that housing rents nationally have registered zero growth in inflation-adjusted terms over the past five years (see my earlier post): Despite this, the number of affordable rental properties is at all-time lows according to a Anglicare’s latest Rental Affordability Snapshot. From The ABC: Each year

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Renew Economy Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 13:37 Source

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has announced $33,200 for a program led by Nillumbik Shire
Council to develop a plan for more environmentally friendly vehicle fleets.

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Renew Economy Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 13:37 Source

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has announced $33,200 for a program led by Nillumbik Shire
Council to develop a plan for more environmentally friendly vehicle fleets.

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Renew Economy Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 13:20 Source

If the world is to decarbonise, Australia's key trading partners of ours must be part of that shift. That means zero emissions hydrogen fuels - powered by wind and solar - replacing coal and gas exports.

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Renew Economy Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 13:15 Source

Solar power capacity has reached 6GW in Australia, but it is just the start - with numbers expected to double by 2020 and rise ten fold by 2040 as solar becomes the dominant provider of electricity in Australia - and potentially an export fuel as well.

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Renew Economy Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 13:15 Source

Solar power capacity has reached 6GW in Australia, but it is just the start, with numbers expected to double by 2020 and rise ten-fold by 2040 as solar becomes the dominant provider of electricity in Australia – and potentially an export fuel as well.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 13:14 Source

By Leith van Onselen The immigration-driven population boom in Sydney – which has added 830,000 people (20%) to Sydney’s population over the past 12 years and is projected to increase Sydney’s population by 87,000 people a year (1.74 million in total) over the next 20 years – is the gift that keeps on giving. Back

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:51 Source

Iron ore and coking coal are flat through the day: Big Iron is down a bit: Big Gas is burning with STO -7% and ORG -4%: A little relief today for big gas users: Big Gold is flying except NCM which reported being thumped by, you guessed it, Big Gas: Big Debt is rising…because it’s

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:27 Source

APPEA pooing its pants as Australia joins every other gas exporter on earth in having a domestic reservation policy: Gas export controls announced today by the Commonwealth are a short-term measure that risk exacerbating tight market conditions unless accompanied by genuine reforms. “Restricting exports is almost unprecedented for Australia,” said APPEA Chief Executive Malcolm Roberts. “At

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