Market analysts say big retailers headed in right direction on solar and storage, arguing it is better to cannibalise than be consumed.
Articles by Giles Parkinson
Giles Parkinson is a journalist of 30 years experience, a former Business Editor and Deputy Editor of the Financial Review, a columnist for The Bulletin magazine and The Australian, and the former editor of Climate Spectator.
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