An institution called Public Services International has published several reports on the consequences of privatisation of public utilities, including energy and water. A recent report “Global experience with electricity liberalisation” by Professor David Hall et al shows that in the OECD countries privatisation always leads to higher energy prices and less consumer satisfaction.
It’s not about being against private ownership in general. It’s not about wanting the Soviet model of public ownership. It’s about facts: The privatisation of the energy has neglected the public, the nature and innovation. Now we need find new ways of a public ownership in close relationship with new active democracy !
Here is this extremely interesting report in pdf-form : http://www.orkuaudlindir.is/docs/Global%20Experience%20with%20privatization.pdf
Einkavæðing á orkugeiranum: Stofnun sem kallast Public Services International hefur gefið út margar skýrslur um afleiðingar einkavæðingar á orku og veitufyrirtækjum. Nýleg skýrsla “Global experience with electricity liberalisation” eftir Prófessor David Hall kemst að þeirri niðurstöðu að í öllum OECD löndunum hafi einkavæðing leitt til hærra orkuverðs og verri þjónustu.