Apparently it did not dominate at some point back in 2009.
This new "standard" will include:
1) Several patented technologies that require royalty payments to the patent holders, which will no doubt be big contributors to Presidential and Congressional election campaigns
2) Companies who fought for open technologies during the development of the standard will be effectively locked out of any opportunity to profit from these technologies
3) Consumers will be screwed, as always, by the coalition between government and big corporations
Clever tricks? You mean the "clever trick" of eliminating the need to store it AT ALL by simply sending produced energy where the demand is at a given time?
Aren't they one in the same now?
This is called "oppression," when you live in fear of being the "next" target of government "scrutiny."
They can and will get away with it, because they have more and bigger guns than we do. The war is over, my friend. We lost.
Pretext to taking away more liberty in the name of security theater.
Don't forget the "Report suspicious activity" messages on 95, begging you to call and report the driver next to you for having olive skin and a beard so they can be shipped off to Guantanamo bay without any suspicion whatsoever to live out the rest of their natural lives without any legal representation or due process.
They're actually exactly the same - controlled by the same bunch. Republicans push just as hard as Democrats for the criminalization of everything.
"The wisest thing is for any defense attorney to do is to ask direct questions as to why this particular car was stopped on this particular day"
"The driver $misc_innocuous_driving_offense, so I stopped him. When I approached the car, I thought I smelled marijuana, so I called a drug sniffing dog, which indicated there were drugs in the car"
This line of "construction" is accepted 100% of the time in 100% of the courts in the US.
That stands to reason. The taste of meat comes from the food the animal eats over its lifetime. Beef cultured in a lab would have in it none of that which makes beef taste like beef.
To be is to program.