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Monday, 21 December

14:10

IEA coal outlook blithely ignores the big picture Renew Economy

Despite a 10% cut to coal consumption forecasts, the latest International Energy Agency medium-term coal market outlook distorts the underlying data being presented.

14:08

Why the Paris climate deal is a win for energy companies Renew Economy

Paris deal provides the certainty of a long-term goal with the flexibility of carbon markets – a significant step towards a global level playing field.

14:06

2015: The year the coal industry woke up from a nightmare … and found it was real Renew Economy

This time last year the global coal industry was telling investors that things would be better in 2015. The opposite has proven to be the case.

14:03

RenewEconomy is taking a break over the holiday season Renew Economy

RenewEconomy is taking a break over the holiday season. We will be back soon.

13:54

Former coal-fired Brisbane Powerhouse generating energy again, this time solar Renew Economy

A former coal-fired plant turned arts venue, has ​come full circle and is again generating power, but this time through the installation of a 100kW solar array.

13:54

Solar sets a cracking pace in India as PV prices drop 20% in 2015 Renew Economy

A review of solar tender activity points to a major step-change in solar pricing to a level already below imported coal-fired power generation.

13:44

Ten big trends in solar, wind and storage to watch out for in 2016 Renew Economy

The big trends in 2016 will include ambitious plans for decarbonisation, a new form of climate denialism, arguments about consumer network tariffs, bold new technologies and battery storage. And, of course, in Australia there will be an election.

13:32

SA wind farm delivers ‘cheapest wind energy ever procured’ in Australia Renew Economy

The 100MW Hornsdale wind farm – first winner in 2nd round of ACT renewable energy auctions – has set a record low price for renewable energy.

13:05

Indirect action: How creative can our climate policy get? Renew Economy

A number of Indirect Action policies can be pursued without letting climate deniers resume control of the climate agenda. They could win votes, too.

12:47

Australia nears 1GW solar installations in 2015 Renew Economy

Despite a declining rooftop solar market, Australia has recorded its second-biggest year for combined solar PV installations, thanks to a boost from the budding large-scale market.

09:52

ISDS problems remain in TPP despite Philip Morris defeat AFTINET

December 21, 2015 Kyla Tienhaara's opinion piece in the Canberra Times,Sydney Morning Herald and other Fairfax media welcomes the defeat of the Philip Morris ISDS case against Australia, but explains why ISDS in the TPP could still result in future cases against other health or environmental laws. Dr Patricia Ranald answers corporate law defenders of ISDS quoted on the ABC website.

09:28

CEO pay still out of control and diverging again from workers’ earnings Bill Mitchell – billy blog

Two things caught my attention among other things last week. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) released the – 2013-14 Report of Entity Tax Information – which tells us about the total income and tax payable was for 2013-14 tax year for 1539 Australian and foreign companies operating in Australia with incomes above $A100 million. The rather startling revelation is that 579 of the largest Australian companies including Qantas did not pay any tax at all in that financial year. The second (unrelated but pertinent) report was released last week by the British Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) – The power and pitfalls of executive reward: a behavioural perspective – which found that the increasing gap between British CEO earnings and their employees is unrelated to company performance and reflects “self-serving tendencies”. They also found in an accompanying report that the increasing gap undermined trust between management and workers and eroded employee motivation – another own-goal type stunt for these management geniuses.

I refer to the own-goal stunt in the context of another blog I wrote recently – Capitalists shooting their own feet – destroy trust and layer management.

In that blog I discussed recent research which has found that when management introduced so-called ‘cost-cutting’ changes in the workplace that increase the precariousness of work, through casualisation, de-skilling, arbitrary dismissal practices, and all the rest of the nasty tactics that have defined th...

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Friday, 18 December

18:25

Asia Shrugs Off Fed Hike The Diplomat » Pacific Money

The region appears to have welcomed the end of uncertainty.

Wednesday, 11 November

12:05

TPP text summaries on corporate rights, medicines, environment, labour and more AFTINET

The TPP text of 30 chapters and thousands of pages was released on November 5. Read AFTINET's short summary of its impacts on four key areas, and  a separate summary on investor rights  See longer analysis on  investor rights medicine prices national regulation of medicines...

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