No way of gauging if rollout of renewables will fit the bill

By Phillip O'Neill
April 22 2024 - 10:00am
No way of gauging if rollout of renewables will fit the bill
No way of gauging if rollout of renewables will fit the bill

Privatising the electricity system was once bitterly contested. Arguably, the electricity privatisation debate around 2008 ended the political careers of Labor premier Morris Iemma and his treasurer Michael Costa - both privatisation supporters. Iemma and Costa were eager for a substantial cash injection into the state's coffers through the sale of electricity generators, networks and retailers. Unions and the Labor machine fought their plans, and won.

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