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Renew Economy Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 07:21 Source

Norway's EV success is a simple reminder of something too often forgotten: policy and hard work both result in real change. Can Australia do it too?

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 06:00 Source

As a man who is but months away from turning 80 I hope that I have inherited some characteristics of the prudent sage. A man with awareness, and knowledge, which enables me to speak through my longevity with authority about the society, I have grown up in, taken from and invested in. Many things disgust…

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MacroBusiness Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: IMF’s chief economist urges ‘equity-like’ governments support for virus-hit firms – Reuters The World Can Show How Pharma Monopolies Aren’t the Only Way to Fight COVID-19 – Counter Punch When Low Yields Can Be a Good Deal for Investors – Barrons Americas: Around 1.3 million people filed for first-time

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THE BLOT REPORT Friday, July 10, 2020 - 20:55 Source
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Renew Economy Friday, July 10, 2020 - 20:33 Source

Queensland-based solar retailer slapped with hefty fine in latest federal crackdown on telemarketing breaches by the solar industry.

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Renew Economy Friday, July 10, 2020 - 19:32 Source

Nissan Leaf owners will finally get access to bi-directironal chargers, and the ability to power their home from their battery on wheels, by the end of the year.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, July 10, 2020 - 16:21 Source

Mr Morrison, Do you realise how much better off you are than the vast majority of Australians who are directly affected by your policy decisions? You have a certainty of income – unless your Coalition colleagues decide to sack you, which, sadly, is unlikely to happen in time to benefit the rest of us. You…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, July 10, 2020 - 16:00 Source

The Supreme Court of the United States has barely had time to gather its collective breath this last few days. Among its decisions, including those dealing with President Donald Trump’s financial records, was that of McGirt v Oklahoma. The case furnishes a detailed discussion on the extent Native American self-governance survived the assaults of the…

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 10, 2020 - 15:30 Source

Stocks are falling going into the close here in Asia as the trading week ends and markets gear up for earnings season on Wall Street next week. Gold is just hanging on to the $1800USD per ounce level as other undollars feel the rebound of the stronger USD on the risk aversion trade. S&P futures

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 10, 2020 - 15:20 Source

By Westpac’s Elliot Clarke: Currently, the US economy finds itself between fiercely opposing forces. On the one hand is the rapid surge in jobs seen during May and June and the consequent swelling of recovery expectations. Opposing these forces however is the dramatic increase in the COVID-19 new case count this month to worrying new

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, July 10, 2020 - 14:53 Source

I stare into time’s eyes … She stares back at me. Actually, it isn’t time as in measurement, it’s my cat … she has that stare of eternity … like cats seem to have … like she has been born into forever. I stare into her eyes sometimes as she sits on my lap ……

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Renew Economy Friday, July 10, 2020 - 14:51 Source

hydrogen plantNorthern Territory unveils Renewable Hydrogen Strategy to become a world leader in transition to renewable hydrogen on path to net-zero emissions by 2050.

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 10, 2020 - 14:50 Source

Victoria has received a grim economic forecast as it heads back into lockdown after the Andrews government reimposed stage three COVID-19 restrictions. State Treasurer Tim Pallas said the unemployment rate was expected to peak at 11% per cent with an extra 270,000 people unemployed after being revised up from 9%. Pallas has also revealed additional

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 10, 2020 - 14:30 Source

Middle-class professionals in inner-city suburbs have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 downturn, according to consulting firm Taylor Fry. This is because income support like JobSeeker and JobKeeper don’t make up for losses of employment income: “You’ve seen in the last few weeks, thousands of jobs lost in accounting, legal and professional services firms,” [Taylor

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Renew Economy Friday, July 10, 2020 - 14:19 Source

SwitchedIn CEO Andrew Mears joins the Energy Insiders podcast to talk about behind the meter issues, virtual power plants and all things, digital, distributed and democratic.

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Renew Economy Friday, July 10, 2020 - 14:08 Source

Canva - Loy Yang brown coal power station - optimised 2 Australian Energy Council lobbyCorrespondence released under FOI reveals just how quickly the big energy lobby move to use Covid-19 outbreak to lobby for delays to crucial reforms.

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 10, 2020 - 13:59 Source

Melbourne’s COVID-19 infections have turned into an outright epidemic, with another 288 new infections recorded: Victoria now accounts for 97.5% of active cases: Take a look at the next chart: A public health disaster is unfolding in Melbourne.

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 10, 2020 - 13:30 Source

by Chris Becker Save for the record high bubblicious NASDAQ, Wall Street is stalling out in the new financial year as the dual impact of the upcoming presidential election and the disastrous effect of the coronavirus takes hold. But good news everybody – earning season is around the corner! Wall Street goes through this every

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, July 10, 2020 - 13:00 Source

Follows on from JAGGED #3 Chapter 11: I believe you. I hear you. Your story should be told. I believe you. I hear you. Your story should be told. How many people really mean that when they say it to a Victim/Survivor of childhood sexual abuse? In my experience very few, but a wonderful very…

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 10, 2020 - 13:00 Source

Data from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) shows that banks have deferred 18% of small business loans worth $56 billion in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Morgan Stanley has warned that that many businesses in Melbourne that have been forced to shut down for a second time may never re-open, particularly smaller ones. The

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Renew Economy Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:58 Source

Map of Queensland generation, showing existing coal, gas, hydro, wind and solar plants.

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Renew Economy Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:45 Source

How California could meet its goal of 100% clean electricity by 2040, five years ahead of schedule.

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Renew Economy Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:45 Source

How California could meet its goal of 100% clean electricity by 2040, five years ahead of schedule.

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Renew Economy Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:42 Source

Kristy McBain climate change bushfire eden monaro - optimisedHaving claimed victory in the Eden Monaro by-election, new Labor MP Kristy McBain is called on to deliver a strong voice for climate action in parliament.

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:31 Source

by Chris Becker Things aren’t looking up for the Australian dollar with ANZ out with another downgrade of local economic growth, looking at a 2% drop for the third quarter due to the lockdown in Victoria: with the whole of Melbourne metropolitan and Mitchell local government areas locked down, we estimate the rebound in activity

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:30 Source

A disturbing development has emerged in Melbourne’s COVID-19 fight, with a mega-cluster forming: Victoria’s two largest ever coronavirus outbreaks have now been linked, forming one huge cluster that health authorities are scrambling to contain. Investigators say it is now clear the 113-case Al-Taqwa College cluster and the 159-case public housing towers outbreak have strong connections.

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Renew Economy Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:20 Source

European Union must reach 100 per cent renewables by 2040 if it is to achieve climate neutrality by middle of the century, a new report has found.

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Renew Economy Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:18 Source

NSW calls for 8GW of wind, solar and storage, as it prepares for the biggest and most rapid transition from coal to renewables in the country.

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00 Source

Over recent weeks, we have witnessed incessant lobbying from universities over funding, whereby they have demanded a return to the Gillard Government’s failed demand-driven system: Universities face turning away hundreds of thousands of students next year as applications to study surge but available places remain fixed… Professor of education policy at Melbourne University Frank Larkins

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 10, 2020 - 11:40 Source

Rio is asking for bailouts as power prices are too high to make Aluminium, the price of which has fallen: The Australian Aluminium Council (AAC), whose members include Rio and US aluminium giant Alcoa, said energy costs had to come down for smelters to survive… It is understood the Coalition government and Rio have been

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