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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 14:01 Source

Solar and storage bodies create Smart Energy Council to better reflect merger of solar, storage and smart software technologies.

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Solar and storage bodies create Smart Energy Council to better reflect merger of solar, storage and smart software technologies.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 13:50 Source

The Conversation has created the below infographic explaining the key impacts expected from Adani’s Carmichael mega coal mine, which is well worth a look: This Saturday, Queenslanders will go to the ballot box for an election. One of the biggest issues is the controversial Carmichael coal mine proposed by Indian mining giant Adani. Here’s what

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 13:45 Source

New modelling predicts India is within a decade of peak coal demand for the power sector. This is sooner than anyone has predicted.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 13:43 Source

The strongman lost some muscle this week. Robert Mugabe, a leader of the liberation movement that transformed colonially pressed Rhodesia into post-colonial Zimbabwe, had issued a letter of resignation. There had been no orgy of blood, no ordering of grievances with a vast butcher’s bill – at least for now. Over 37 years Mugabe had…

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Your Democracy Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 13:32 Source

nothing's sacred...

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 13:24 Source

AUD has held overnight gains: Bonds are still bid: ASX200 is up a half percent, still lagging the US. But the chart has held support below 6000 and looks bullish with a popped ascending triangle: Dalian is firm: Big Iron up: Killing pensioners is makin’ bacon: Big Gold is off. Seems more an AUD play

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 13:23 Source

In the final week before an election, the biggest-selling newspaper in the Australian state of Queensland screamed a front-page headline that cut into one of the poll’s most divisive issues.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 13:12 Source

I know Rob Burgess is a Lefty. He’s told me so. And today he offers some crocodile tears for Australia’s most persecuted class, its youth: One of the common questions asked by 30- to 40-year-olds is ‘should I borrow a huge sum of money to buy a house?’. The answer depends to an extent on the

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politicalowl Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:59 Source

South Australian senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore will resign from the Senate after discoveing she obtained British citizenship through her mother.

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politicalowl Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:38 Source

When Malcolm Turnbull announced his cunning stunt to postpone parliament the Owl decided that Manic Monday was the appropriate political singalong

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:30 Source

By Gareth Aird, Senior Economist at CBA: Key Points The outlook for inflation, wages, the consumer and the housing market suggests that monetary policy tightening looks a long way off. The market has ascribed a 50% chance of a rate rise by September 2018. We expect the cash rate to stay on hold until Q4

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:27 Source

So long solar. NEG design assumes no large scale solar investments in Australia for at least eight years - despite recognition that large scale renewables responsible for most bill reductions.

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Inside Story Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:08 Source

It looms into view at the entrance to Subic Bay, northeast of Manila, amid the lush green rainforest of the Philippine island of Luzon — a stark, angular, concrete monolith, not unlike a giant tombstone. You’d almost expect to hear the ominous strains of “Thus Spake Zarathustra” from Stanley Kubrick’s haunting sci-fi film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 11:49 Source

By Leith van Onselen The ABS has released data on the value of construction work done for the September quarter of 2017, which registered another big seasonally-adjusted 15.7% jump in total construction activity over the quarter and a 30.1% rise over the year: The 9.3% quarterly jump in construction activity was driven by engineering construction, which surged

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Renew Economy Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 11:43 Source

Corporate leadership, individual excellence and energy efficiency innovation have been recognised and awarded at the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2017.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 11:11 Source

Despite all of the hoopla, it is still a luke warm labour market: And it is all Botox Boom:

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 11:00 Source

Via The Australian comes The Idiot: Maverick LNP MP George Christensen yesterday said he remained committed to crossing the floor on a banking inquiry, but will not do so before Barnaby Joyce’s December 2 by-election. Queensland Nationals senator Barry O’Sullivan has also indicated that as many four Coalition MPs, including Mr Christensen, could provide the

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xkcd.com Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 11:00 Source

Every time we detect an asteroid from outside the Solar System, we should immediately launch a mission to fling one of our asteroids back in the direction it came from.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:51 Source

Via Westpac: • The six month annualised growth rate in the WestpacMelbourne Institute Leading Index, which indicates the likely pace of economic activity relative to trend three to nine months into the future, lifted from –0.02% in September to +0.44% in October. This is the first above trend reading on momentum since mid-year and suggests

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:46 Source

Via the ABC: The Adani Group is close to securing finance for its controversial coal mine and railway project in outback Queensland, with an announcement expected in coming weeks that Chinese state-owned enterprises, banks, and export credit agencies are backing the venture. Australian taxpayers may be let off the hook under the deal, which could

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