The “compressed foresight” of deterministic sustainability thinkers

Consider these contrasting perspectives. Giles Parkinson in http://reneweconomy.com.au writes: “Solar and storage means “game over” for traditional utilities” (note: that’s the intentionally dramatic headline). He quotes Jon Wellinghoff, the chairman of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) who stated:  “Once it is more cost-effective to build solar with storage than to build a combustion turbine or …

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