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Your Democracy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 16:56 Source

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This planet was degraded by the Intergalactic Council from a natural beauty to a humanoid dump long ago. The problem started a few thousands of years ago when some idiots believed that they had committed a silly crime. The legends goes that there were only two stupid people, the name of whom were Eve and Adam who should have known better. 

 

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 13:55 Source

Musk says no “Beta” version of the Tesla Model 3, and Tesla to begin driving early release candidate within week or two.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 13:31 Source

Adelaide Airport's solar powered, autonomous shuttle bus service one of seven successful applicants to SA Future Mobility Lab Fund.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 13:30 Source

Singapore's Nexif Energy picks up more than 300MW of Australian wind power assets, including late-stage developments Lincoln Gap and Glen Innes.

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Harrangue Man Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 13:28 Source

I haven't slept for 28 hours. It wasn't planned; it just happened.I'm sitting on the brown couch in black sleepwear with the black cat nestled between my legs. When I look down all I see is yellow eyes, floating in black, staring up at me. I think it knows something.I slept fine previously, and I had the right pills at the right time, so it's weird to have missed a night's sleep for no real reason.

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Prosper Australia Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 13:26 Source

Our weekly radio show on 3CR, 5.30-6pm is now repeated Mondays 8am. The show has some big names lined up over the next few weeks – can you guess who by the flavour of recent episodes? Remember you can listen five ways: Sign up to mixcloud to have the show delivered to your inbox Automatically […]

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 13:18 Source

Energy storage lies at the heart of grid digitisation and is part of a larger trend of technologies that is disrupting South Australia’s network for the better.

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Club Troppo Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 12:26 Source

Here’s a list of buzzwords. I want to make a quick point. Note that there are very few ugly neologisms there – or even expressions that don’t have clear meanings. Most of the expressions have very clear meanings. Indeed, some of them are quite compelling That’s their point. The problem is different. Unfortunately, a lot of people think complaining about this stuff is the same as complaining about punctuation or grammar or that kind of stuff. I think the real problem is very different.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 12:23 Source

Solar is playing an increasingly vital role in the world's decarbonisation, and with wind energy will provide 80 per cent of global electricity needs by 2060.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:33 Source

Tesla says Australian energy market rules stacked in favour of incumbent fossil fuel technologies, need to be changed for battery storage to fulfil potential.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:33 Source

Tesla says Australian energy market rules stacked in favour of incumbent fossil fuel technologies, need to be changed for battery storage to fulfil potential.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:17 Source

Japanese thermal power generation could decline to 40% below 2015 levels by 2030 as government turns to renewables and energy efficiency.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:15 Source

If Woodside classifies climate change as a material, financial risk, then why doesn’t every other energy company?

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:12 Source

Just 17 new projects have been registered since the last auction, down from 28, ahead of the fourth auction of the Coalition's emissions reduction fund.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:22 Source

How a change in electricity market rules could support rooftop solar owners and encourage a more cost effective electricity system.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:09 Source

Former Hazelwood boss says solar and battery storage already beats baseload gas on price, and says decisions to scrap carbon price and renewable energy target may have killed any new investment in fossil fuel generation.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 09:55 Source

From Blunty:

I've never jumped into a crocodile-infested river to impress a girl called Sophie, but I did once drunkenly fall on and eat a huntsman spider to impress a girl whose name I've long since forgotten. I think she's a doctor now.

But unlike the rest of you judgmental wallopers, I do not judge half-eaten north Queensland idiot, Lee De Paauw.

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The Melbourne Urbanist Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 09:09 Source

Victorian taxpayers will spend around $60 million subsidising this year’s Grand Prix and a further $360 million to the end of the current contract. Time to share the cost Is this week’s Grand Prix worth the cost?

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 09:00 Source

Brian Morris takes on the political correctness of the Left and Right in an attempt to reopen debate on Free Speech, religion vs science, and how ‘Freedom of Religion’ has been corrupted. How do we react to the growing use of ‘trigger warnings’? This may seem an early digression but it becomes relevant. What is…

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En Passant Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 07:51 Source

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As Unions Australia say:

When corporate power and greed is so out of control.

When union members are hounded by a spiteful government.

When our pay is cut and our safety net torn apart.

When workers are dying.

It’s time to resist.

SHARE if you think it’s time for fairness again.

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Your Democracy Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 07:43 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 05:54 Source

Tuesday 21 March 2017 Author’s note: I have updated and re-posted this because it is of great public importance. Has Question Time in the Australian Parliament improved? Well just slightly since Tony Smith took over from Bronwyn Bishop. Bishop was an insult to the intelligence of reasoned people. Although it is only watched by those…

The post Day to Day Politics: What’s happening in the bear pit? appeared first on The AIM Network.

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North Coast Voices Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 00:16 Source

“For once in your life, listen to me and don’t play your political conniving games with the science to favor the registrants……For once do the right thing and don’t make decisions based on how it affects your bonus.” [then EPA senior toxicologist Marion Copley writing to Jess Rowland as quoted in Meridian Institute article, 8 March 2017]Bloomberg, 15 March 2017:The 

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North Coast Voices Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 00:15 Source

“Political reforms are mostly ineffectual, in part because they are often aimed at the balance of power between the straightforwardly wealthy and the politically powerful, rather than the lot of the have-nots.”Walter Scheidel, Dickason Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Classics and History, Catherine R. Kennedy and Daniel L.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, March 20, 2017 - 21:03 Source

Media Release Three years on from the first March in March protests in 2014, the grassroots March Australia movement will host rallies on Saturday 25 March 2017 protesting the policies and decisions of the Turnbull Coalition government. “The 2014 rallies were a response to the regressive Abbott government”, said spokesman Loz Lawrey. “People thought the…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, March 20, 2017 - 20:09 Source

Our parents toiled to make a home hard grubbing t’was and clearing  They wasn’t troubled much by lords when they was pioneering  But now that we have made the land a garden full of promise  Old Greed must crook his dirty hand and come and take it from us  So we must fly a rebel flag as…

The post Jay Weatherill speaks truth to power; Turnbull comes up with NBN 2.0 appeared first on The AIM Network.

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En Passant Monday, March 20, 2017 - 14:54 Source

Retreating

I can no longer be outgoing,
I am retreating from the world,
Knowing its horrors
Forces me within
Are they outside or in?

The empathy that kills, kills
The love that loves does, too
The drunken haze of other days
Returns, without the drink
This is for you

That makes me think
Euripides was right
Not light, but night
Without end
Like a poem for a friend

The writing cures all,
Nothing is its thrall
Until the writing ends
Abrupt, corrupted,
The parties contend, within

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Renew Economy Monday, March 20, 2017 - 14:40 Source

In the first of a three-part series, we explain what rooftop solar is really worth when all of its benefits are taken into account.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 20, 2017 - 14:39 Source

The 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize is now open for entries to the 10th anniversary edition.

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Renew Economy Monday, March 20, 2017 - 14:34 Source

The first PV plant in the country to use a solar tracking system.

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