Memo to the energy minister from ex-Genesis CEO

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Old, ugly and burning coal – but we need the Huntly power station for now. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Early on the morning of Friday, Oct 7, the Cook Strait cable failed and, for the best part of an hour, we in the news media briefly lost our minds.While some may argue this is a daily occurrence, old hands learn to distinguish between full-blown mania and a mere florid outburst.Memories were still fresh of botched communications from the national grid operator Transpower that helped cause random blackouts around the North Island on the coldest night of last year.Another potential grid failure so soon after that one looked like grounds for open...

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