The Emotion-o-Meter

There sure are a diverse bunch of views apparent across the large and growing number of active stakeholders in the Australian electricity supply industry – ranging from the far, far right down to the far, far left, with a wide range of shades in between:


That’s going to make it very difficult, indeed, to arrive at a long-term, politically-sustainable framework for undertaking this broad-ranging energy-sector transition.

About the Author

Paul McArdle
One of three founders of Global-Roam back in 2000, Paul has been CEO of the company since that time. As an author on WattClarity, Paul's focus has been to help make the electricity market more understandable.

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