4 June 2015
In Parliament I opposed privatisation of the State’s electricity transmission network because it could entrench NSW into a future of inefficient centralised power based on dirty coal. Selling more power is more profitable than energy efficiency, demand management and localised power and private companies could focus on profits. Contracts could also promise compensation for losses from future greenhouse gas mitigation schemes. Normal procedures were changed to ram the bills through quickly so that the government can fund its next budget. My speech is HERE.