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Renew Economy Friday, May 14, 2021 - 15:25 Source

Initial data recordings of wind and solar conditions at the

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Renew Economy Friday, May 14, 2021 - 15:12 Source

To achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century, global energy systems must undergo a wholesale switch to low-carbon and energy-efficient technologies.

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Renew Economy Friday, May 14, 2021 - 15:10 Source

Research shows that 'blue' hydrogen made from fossil fuels doesn't always mean low emissions, and experts say its time to go green.

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 14, 2021 - 15:00 Source

Or, at least, take the froth off the top. Chris Joye with the note: RBA TFF expiry in June lift fixed-rate mortgage rates. Low fixed rates were 40% of all new borrowing. Banks will need to refinance $150-350bn of RBA funding at higher market rates. Housing to remain strong for years. Quite right, though I

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 14, 2021 - 14:30 Source

CBA’s head of Australian economics, Gareth Aird, has warned policy makers against restoring the mass immigration program, arguing that it would lower workers’ wages and lower livability by congesting economic and social infrastructure: “With international borders closed, there is a greater chance wages growth may accelerate,” said Gareth Aird… “When you have skills shortages pop

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 14, 2021 - 14:00 Source

CoreLogic released its final auction report for last weekend, with the final clearance rate falling slightly to 77.2% from 77.7% the prior weekend. This was off another rise in the number of auctions, from 2,902 to 3,016. As usual, Sydney led the market recording a final clearance rate of 81.4% (up from 80.2%), whereas Melbourne’s

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 14, 2021 - 13:30 Source

In last night’s Budget reply speech, opposition leader Anthony Albanese stated that a Labor Government would establish a National Integrity Commission (NIC) to investigate corruption across the federal bureaucracy: Over these 8 long years the Government has focussed on itself, too often treating taxpayers money as if it were the Liberal and National Parties money.

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Renew Economy Friday, May 14, 2021 - 13:23 Source

An update of the 100 per cent renewable energy scenario, and some "gap analysis" is urgently needed for A

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 14, 2021 - 13:00 Source

The Morrison Government is under attack after the federal Budget forecast zero real wage growth for the next three financial years: Today, Employment Minister Stuart Robert has sought to assure Australians that wage growth will come once unemployment drops: “Wages growth will always come hand-in-hand with inflation and low unemployment,” Mr Robert told the ABC.

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Renew Economy Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:49 Source

The Clean Energy Regular has adopted the popular whistleblower platform, Whispli, to enable allegations of fraud to be lodged anonymously through its new Online Reporting Tool.

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Renew Economy Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:46 Source

unsubsidised fluence battery - optimisedBattery storage is proving difficult for many developers in Australia, so much so that some are saying the only tougher market is the Moon.

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Renew Economy Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:36 Source

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:30 Source

Housing policy was a key focus of the Budget reply speech of Labor leader Anthony Albanese. Albanese committed to establishing a Housing Australia Future Fund to build 30,000 affordable homes, as part of a $10 billion social housing package. The proposal would effectively give the Future Fund $10 billion, which would then use the earnings

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:00 Source

This is what happens when you have a competent vaccine rollout. No prison island. No budget bribes to offset it. Just folks getting on planes and traveling their butts off: At the current rate of rebound, the US will exceed 2019 travel volumes by August this year: What follows is a boom. And when I

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:30 Source

Oh, really? Tesla & Bitcoin pic.twitter.com/YSswJmVZhP — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 12, 2021 Cripes, who could have seen that coming? The world’s pin-up boy for renewable transformation backing out of the world’s most environmentally destructive ponzi-scheme. The funny part about it is, Elon Musk has just increased BTC’s chances of survival, and thus marginally decreased

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Renew Economy Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:10 Source

South Australia says new women's and children's hospital in Adelaide will not be connected to the gas network and won't use fossil fuels.

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:00 Source

No, that is not a typo. It does spell D-E-F-L-A-T-I-O-N. Albert Edwards of SocGen with the note: Global Strategy Weekly213 May 2021Two truly shocking pieces of US economic data have been published in the past week that my new bandaged nose certainly failed to sniff out. Last Friday saw April’snon-farm payrolls confound expectations of a

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Renew Economy Friday, May 14, 2021 - 10:54 Source

Smart Energy Conference 2021Solar and wind power are cheap and abundant, and learning how to use them is key to Australia’s future.

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 14, 2021 - 10:30 Source

One of the most striking omission from Tuesday night’s federal budget is that it made zero mention of Australia’s per capita GDP outlook. As we know, per capita GDP is a far superior measure of welfare (albeit still highly flawed) than headline real GDP, since it adjusts for the impact of population growth. After all,

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 14, 2021 - 10:00 Source

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released Overseas Arrivals and Departures data for March 2021, which confirmed that net migration into Australia remains firmly negative. There were 23,560 net permanent & long-term departures in the 12 months since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, representing the first time that net arrivals have

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xkcd.com Friday, May 14, 2021 - 10:00 Source

[One hill over, a competing astrophotographer does a backflip over a commercial airliner while throwing a tray of plastic space stations into the air, through which a falcon swoops to 'grab' the real one.]

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Renew Economy Friday, May 14, 2021 - 09:35 Source

Plans to power to remote Queensland mining hub with a mix of concentrated solar thermal, solar PV, gas and battery storage advance with call for contractors.

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 14, 2021 - 09:30 Source

The BTFD crowd stepped in on Wall Street overnight just after Asian stocks took a hammering in yesterday’s session. The latest US CPI figure had spooked risk markets but last night’s PPI print and some very bullish Fed comments sent traders back to the buy buttons, lifting the risk complex higher. Commodities however were all

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 14, 2021 - 09:30 Source

The ferrous complex crashed yesterday after an insane week of gains: The spot market was closed owing to a Singapore holiday but paper tells the tale. Rebar was belted as well. Is the peak in?  I have no idea. This is now purely a sentiment-driven market. China waved its hands frantically yesterday: China will monitor

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 14, 2021 - 09:00 Source

More wild action on markets overnight as the COVID recovery lurches through another bubble and bust. This time in commodities. DXY was firm: The Australian dollar remained weak, rallying out of new lows versus USD and slumping against EUR and JPY: Oil fell hard, gold lifted a bit: Base metals tanked: As did big miners:

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Your Democracy Friday, May 14, 2021 - 08:29 Source

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Renew Economy Friday, May 14, 2021 - 08:20 Source

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Renew Economy Friday, May 14, 2021 - 06:02 Source

Lightsource bp gets planning approval for north Wellington solar project, which will help create largest solar hub in the state.

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 14, 2021 - 00:15 Source

The Australia Institute’s Richard Denniss and Matt Grudnoff have demolished the notion that Australia is experiencing chronic skills shortages, given there are nearly two million Australians unemployed or underemployed (video below). They argue that if businesses want to attract workers there is a simple solution: 1) pay workers enough to make their unattractive jobs more

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MacroBusiness Friday, May 14, 2021 - 00:10 Source

In the week ended 13 May, the CoreLogic daily dwelling values index surged another 0.69% – the strongest growth since the week ended 18 March: Sydney’s dwelling values rocketed by 0.93%, whereas the other major capitals recorded slower (albeit still very strong) price growth: So far in May, dwelling values have risen by 0.97%, led

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