The Finkel Review and the future of electricity as a common good in Australia

Nobody can have escaped the trials and tribulations of the Australian electricity situation in the last months and even years. And you are probably aware of Elon Musk’s 100-days-to-install-or-it’s-free promise for the world’s largest battery ordered for South Australia last week (97 days to go?). For a country of abundant resources it seems that there’s a problem of planning when things go so badly wrong as they did in the South Australian blackout last year.

So, if you want some background reading, ISCAST Fellow Ian Hore-Lacy has published a commentary on the recent Finkel Review of the National Electricity Market. Ian’s commentary is here.