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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 14:21 Source

Technology entrepreneur Simon Hackett has a Tesla. Now he wants to take his Adelaide tech business off-grid, with the help of solar and Redflow energy storage.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 14:02 Source

Comments by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs that 30 years on 'work for the dole' wasn't a bad thing have been slammed.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 13:42 Source

Google submits plans to make over its Mountain View home base, that include the installation of translucent solar power-generating canopies.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 13:33 Source

Under the Dome, a documentary on pollution in China that has been viewed by more than 200 million people, could turn the tables against fossil fuels in the world’s biggest polluter. Merrill Lynch says the video could have as big an impact Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”. Bad news for coal and oil; good news for solar, wind.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 13:32 Source

The land of loblolly pines, sweet tea and Bojangles is having its little heart blessed with a big photovoltaic jolt of renewable solar power.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 13:20 Source

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Prosper Australia Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 13:05 Source

Prosper usually looks at macro economics yet a micro example of what can go wrong in the property market – very, very wrong – might aid your concentration. Andrew, a Sydney ‘investor’ bought properties in Mackay and Blackwater Queensland, “when rents were crazy and out look was bright (sic).” He posted his entirely credible dilemma […]

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The Tally Room Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 13:00 Source

Wakehurst1-LIBWakehurst is a safe Liberal seat on the northern beaches of Sydney, Collaroy, Cromer, Dee Why, Beacon Hill, Frenchs Forest, Allambie Heights, Killarney Heights and Forestville.

Liberal MP and Attorney-General Brad Hazzard has held Wakehurst since 1991. He now holds the seat by a 30.5% margin.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:57 Source

Growth of the Australian PPA market is a vote of confidence in future of solar industry, and an avenue for growth not so dependent on Government handouts.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:51 Source

Aus CleanTech Index again outperforms Small Ordinaries in February, with 7.8% gain. ACT quarterly and 12m performances remain ahead of both major indices.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:51 Source

Hydro Tas to trial home-grown portable hybrid renewable energy system combining wind, solar and storage to cut Flinders Island's diesel habit by 60%.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:51 Source

Hydro Tas to trial home-grown portable hybrid renewable energy system combining wind, solar and storage to cut Flinders Island's diesel habit by 60%.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:43 Source

From The Australian: TONY Abbott has retreated from his below inflation defence force pay rise of 1.5 per cent per year, unveiling a larger pay deal for the nation’s 57,000 full time uniformed personnel. The Prime Minister today revealed the government would increase the pay offer from 1.5 per cent to 2 per cent per […]

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:32 Source

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has said that without coal “we go broke”. Would Australia, or any particular state encounter serious fiscal difficulty if coal production and consumption was reduced?

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:28 Source

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:01 Source

You are a suspect. I am a suspect. My 82-year-old mother is a suspect. My 14-year-old nephew is a suspect. We are all suspects. …

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WixxyLeaks Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:39 Source

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There is little doubt that Mike Baird is the Colgate Palmolive political candidate, the big white smile and nice guy approach has certainly done him no end of favours.

However if one looks past the smile and smooth persona and looks at the actions and policies the government he represents the snappy savvy image soon looks like little more than a deceptive mask.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:34 Source

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released December quarter GDP and the news is more weakness with a close to consensus 0.5% quarter-on-quarter and 2.5% year-on-year: DECEMBER KEY FIGURES Sep Qtr 2014 to Dec Qtr 2014 Dec Qtr 2013 to Dec Qtr 2014 % change % change GDP (Chain volume measure) Trend 0.4 2.3 Seasonally […]

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Prosper Australia Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:27 Source

By Leith van Onselen There’s an inter-generational war going on in the UK, which is also being played-out across most developed nations, whereby older generations are ‘making out like bandits’ at the expense of their children and grandchildren. Here’s the Financial Times: Average twentysomethings have seen their living standards slip from a position of comparative […]

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:05 Source

As I mentioned yesterday, there was some pretty weird dollar action pre-announcement from the RBA, and now: The Reserve Bank has confirmed that an investigation is under way into a price spike in the Australian dollar one minute ahead of yesterday’s decision to hold the cash rate at 2.25 per cent. “The Reserve Bank has […]

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:02 Source

The Victorian Liberals were cast from office in large part over East West Link. Labor needs to kill, bury and cremate it as well, writes Janet Rice.

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The Tally Room Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:00 Source

Tamworth1-2CPTamworth is a Nationals seat in northern NSW, covering Tamworth, Gunnedah, Walcha and surrounding areas.

Tamworth is held by Nationals MP Kevin Anderson, who won the seat in 2011 off independent MP Peter Draper. Prior to the 2011 election, independents had held Tamworth for over eighteen of the previous twenty years: Tony Windsor from 1991 to 2001 and Peter Draper from 2003 to 2011.

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xkcd.com Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:00 Source

 You can just take all the luggage off the airport conveyer belt and leave with it. They don't check that it's yours at the door!

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:48 Source

From Morgan Stanley: Consensus forward Price to Earnings multiples continue to re-rate, will all Macro Sectors trading at or above +1 std to long-term average. On the back of stronger market returns and flat earnings profile, the ASX 200 is trading at 16.2x, ~21% above LT average of 14.1x. Stripping out resources and financials the […]

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The Melbourne Urbanist Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:43 Source

Portrait building: is the new face of Melbourne too shy?

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Popular Science Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:39 Source

Next year in Vienna, architects will start working on a 275-foot-tall building made almost entirely out of wood. The Guardian reports that the approximately 25-story building will cost 60 million Euros ($67 million) and will save 2,800 tons of carbon emissions compared to building a similar structure made of concrete.

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Popular Science Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:39 Source

Before this week's Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) in Barcelona, Samsung had its back against the wall. The company reported slumping sales of its flagship smartphone , and many believed its dominance in the smartphone world was coming to an end. But after Samsung's latest smartphone release it's clear that there are plenty of innovative ideas coming from the company.

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Popular Science Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:39 Source

Last time we saw the handiwork of hobbyist YouTuber Olivier C, he was smuggling for the Rebel Alliance with a custom-built Millennium Falcon body for his drone. Now, it appears Olivier has turned over to the Dark Side, as he's built a custom-made TIE Interceptor body for a drone.

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Popular Science Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:39 Source

What could possibly be worse than the skittering impression left by a New York City rat after it runs across your foot? The knowledge that the rodent could be carrying disease-ridden fleas.

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Popular Science Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:39 Source

Google likes taking their cameras to strange places, letting people explore viking ruins or walk under the aurora all from the comfort of their computers.

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