The Grattan report ‘Keeping the lights on’ is worth a read

Enroute to Melbourne today for the EUAA National Conference starting tomorrow, I grabbed some flight time to have a quick read through the Grattan Institute’s latest offering – a 45-page report appropriately titled ‘Keeping the Lights on’:


Quite topical that the report was released on Sunday 28th April 2024, just prior to the Guardian’s article speculating about a possible (longer than expected?) extension to Eraring.

I’ve scribbled some notes during reading of the Grattan report (which might get transcribed later in some form … time permitting) and, whilst I’m not agreeing with everything in the report:

1)   it is well written and easy to read

2)  there’s a multi-faceted explanation of how we’ve navigated to the mess that we’re in; and

3)  some suggestions for what to do next that are a thought-provoking read.



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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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