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The Future of Energy

Friday 20 February 2015

On a day when The Age front page ran a story of mass disconnections of householders struggling to pay their domestic electricity bill, Futurist Marcus Barber and ABC Goulburn Murray's Joseph Thomsen discuss the future of energy - what's happening now, what are we going to see in the future and what can consumers do to deal with the ever rising costs

Coal, Oil, Fracking, Wind Solar, Hydro, Kinetic, Wave, Thermal - the list is endless. Late last year Marcus Barber called 2015 The International year of Battery Technology, but with that still a few years away from widescale fiscally available uptake, where are we headed? You can listen in to the conversation here 


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