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'Backflips and turmoil': Shell CEO urges business to take lead on climate

'Backflips and turmoil': Shell CEO urges business to take lead on climate

Shell has blasted the federal government over climate and energy policies saying business needs to take the lead on climate action.

  • by Cole Latimer

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We could be among the world's climate change winners
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Renewables

We could be among the world's climate change winners

The latest report from the CSIRO says the lowest-cost power from a newly built facility is now produced by solar and wind.

  • by Ross Gittins
Business conditions flat in NSW and Victoria
Employment

Business conditions flat in NSW and Victoria

Most businesses in NSW and Victoria reported flat conditions in January, while the battered retail industry struggled with slow wage growth and high household debt.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
NAB says Reserve Bank will keep rates on hold well into next decade
Interest rates

NAB says Reserve Bank will keep rates on hold well into next decade

NAB changes its call on rates, saying the RBA may have to respond to a weak economy.

  • by Shane Wright
EnergyAustralia to turn charities into mini-power plants
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Energy

EnergyAustralia to turn charities into mini-power plants

Electricity company EnergyAustralia is launching a $15 million program to help charities slash their power bills by installing free solar panels and battery systems, turning them into mini-power plants.

  • by Cole Latimer
ATO wins battle to force electricity company to pay tax
Energy

ATO wins battle to force electricity company to pay tax

Electricity poles and wires company Spark Infrastructure has taken a $270 million bath, writing down its South Australian electricity distribution assets and dropping dividends after a new court decision will force it to pay tax.

  • by Cole Latimer
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The eurozone hell that haunts Brussels
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Brexit Chaos

The eurozone hell that haunts Brussels

The eurozone is an unsustainable construct - just one bad election, one geopolitical event, one sovereign downgrade, one eurozone bond crisis away from a "hell" of its own.

  • by Liam Halligan
Don’t blame renewables for blackouts, energy experts say
Energy

Don’t blame renewables for blackouts, energy experts say

Fears that rising levels of renewables will cause blackouts are misplaced, the Grattan Institute warns. Trying to fix the wrong problem may risk more blackouts.

  • by Cole Latimer
Storm-o-nomics: Why Australia should be more prepared for extreme weather
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Extreme weather

Storm-o-nomics: Why Australia should be more prepared for extreme weather

We need to prepare for more frequent, and more intense, extreme weather events.

  • by Matt Wade
The economy isn't in trouble, but let's cut interest rates anyway
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Interest rates

The economy isn't in trouble, but let's cut interest rates anyway

The Reserve Bank should get on with cutting interest rates. But not for the reason you may imagine.

  • by Ross Gittins
Reserve Bank cuts forecasts as fears grow over housing
RBA

Reserve Bank cuts forecasts as fears grow over housing

The Reserve Bank has cut key economic forecasts as risks to the Australian and global economies increase.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw