As one wag noted this week, it used to be that when you holler for a Marshall, you’d get a battery. At least for the car.
South Australian’s hollered for a Marshall last weekend and got a new premier – the SA Liberals leader Steve Marshall – and an open question about where the state’s renewable energy future goes now.
Despite his rhetoric, Marshall can and probably will do little to stop the transition to a 75 per cent renewable state, but how he manages the shift from politics to policy will be interesting. His first utterance, that he would dump the Tesla battery plan for the world’s biggest virtual power plant, brought that reality home to him in double quick time.
In this episode, regular Energy Insiders Giles Parkinson and David Leitch look at the situation in South Australia, the growing disaster around the National Energy Guarantee, the apparent split between Australia’s two leading energy institutions over policy and market rules, and CUB’s embrace of 100% renewables.
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