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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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Does voluntary abatement really work? Computer says no…

Former NSW Premier Jack Lang famously once said: “in the race of life always back self-interest – at least you know it’s trying”. The recent King Review of the Federal Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) suggested increasing capability of voluntary action by companies to deliver further emissions reduction in Australia. Voluntary abatement was proffered as …

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Is this the end of central planning in the NEM, or just the beginning?

It says a lot about her nearly four-year stint in charge of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) that the resignation of Managing Director Audrey Zibelman will be despaired by some and cheered by others. Zibelman has been a divisive and politically charged figure during her time at AEMO. To some she was a visionary, …

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