Companies and Markets Editor at the AFR; guess own; also interested in energy and climate, healthcare, technology, tax and other things.

Melbourne Aust
Joined August 2012
The Struggletown is real!….
Perceptions of umpiring is highly subjective, so rather than trade feel-o-pions I thought I’d look at the data. Firstly Richmond has a season FK differential twice as bad as the second worse team (1/5)
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Andrews’ exodus: Four Victorian cabinet ministers expected to resign #auspol #srongst afr.com/politics/four-victor…
Ben Potter retweeted
"If John Howard can get David Hicks out of jail, I think Anthony Albanese can spring Julian Assange out of jail for...what is essentially journalism." The #Insiders panel unpacks the call to the Prime Minister to voice his support for Julian Assange's release #auspol
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France’s widely praised nuclear power climate change solution is running into same problems as Oz’s old coal bangers - cracks, corrosion, rivers too warm for cooling, huge cost of new plant….you wouldn’t read about it…. via @NYTimes nytimes.com/2022/06/18/busin…
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By 2030, 100% of @VattenfallGroup's dismantled #windturbine blades will be recycled into skis, snowboards, and construction materials for solar farms 🎿🏂☀️ We love to see circular economy practices in #renewables! reneweconomy.com.au/wind-tur…
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V good point by ⁦@tony_r_wood⁩ - Qld LNG exporters have failed to read the room after escaping reservation and will now have to pay the price…. The electricity market failed, so the operator suspended it afr.com/business/energy/the-…
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Don’t think the gas industry needs any help with demonising itself tbh…. Despite all the arguments against “reservation”, WA is doing OK with it and Easy Coast not going so well without it
Resources Minister Madeleine King says extractive industries will be a key part of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 and extremist language about “climate crimes” did little to help reach the end goal. bit.ly/3QhHeT4
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Common sense: crisis shows we need to work harder on replacing costly, polluting and unreliable fossil fuels…it’s not a “woke” agenda… via ⁦@MrJThomson⁩ ….CEOs want energy crisis to accelerate transition afr.com/brand/chanticleer/ce…
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Bunnings, Kmart, The Good Guys using facial recognition technology to crack down on theft. @ChoiceAustralia say discreet signage, privacy policies not enough. @OIACgov asked to determine whether use of technology consistent with Privacy Act theguardian.com/technology/2… #auspol
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Super Heavyweight backing for one of the world’s biggest clean energy and storage proposals, very good news for this and other mega clean energy projects (Sun Cable) …. takes major slice of $52b WA green hydrogen hub afr.com/business/energy/bp-t…
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Also shows importantly what’s going on in the background as we deal with the current crisis
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