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NSW goes back to the future

NSW Energy Minister, Matt Kean, shouldn’t be so coy. His sudden reveal this week is politely called the “NSW Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap“. It is more aptly titled “The End of the Competitive Electricity Market and a Return to the Central Planning of the State Electricity Commissions of the 1980s”. It is a sweeping reform agenda. …

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The storage wars cometh

Electricity has hosted some of the biggest technology rivalries in modern history: Edison and direct current vs Tesla and alternating current, Gates and Microsoft vs Jobs and Apple. Now the stage is set for the latest duel between bitter rivals: Yu and hydrogen versus Musk and lithium ion. Who is Yu? We’ll get to that …

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