19.9 C
Byron Shire
May 19, 2022

AGL’s actions shameful

Latest News

The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

Other News

Ballina osprey platform in dangerous disrepair

As nesting season approaches, wildlife carer and local bird expert Deb Pearse has contacted The Echo about her concerns for the precarious state of the Brunswick Street osprey nesting platform, near the river in Ballina.

Multi-agency search continues for missing man

NSW Police say a search is continuing this morning for a man who went missing in a creek overnight.

Leila’s off to Oxford!

Local high school student, Leila Clarke, was scrolling through social media when the advertisement popped up.

‘Unprecedented’ but not unpredicted – we are now suffering from our failure to listen to scientists’ predictions of the impacts of climate change 30...

As Australians head into another election season just as many parts of the east coast are recovering from ‘unprecedented’ flooding since February, and the national psyche is still reeling from the trauma of the ‘unprecedented’ Black Summer bushfires before that, it is critical now more than ever to vote according to your environmental conscience and fear for the future.

Temporary accommodation sites for flood-affected communities

The New South Wales Government has this just announced nine temporary accommodation sites across the Northern Rivers region to house flood-affected residents, with more to come.

Lennox Longboard ‘One Dayer’ going ahead

The organisers of the 2022 Rip Curl Lennox Longboard 'One Dayer' are hoping it will be third time lucky after their event was postponed due to COVID and then catastrophic flooding. The event is now scheduled for this Sunday, 15 May.

I just have to voice my opinion on the article in the Echonetdaily regards AGL and its call for the RET to be dumped.

AGL received from us the taxpayers, via the great work of its paid lobbyists and its mates in government a total of $231,600,000 to help build its large solar farms – they received 60 percent of the funding for a $440,000,000 job. See it at its own web site to confirm.

So now AGL have an interest in large scale production of renewable energy, 52.5 per cent funded by the taxpayer, they want to pull down the mechanism by which small households get a hand to produce renewable energy and thus help break the cycle of their dependency upon large corporations. How shameful of you AGL! and CEO Michael Fraser. Just downright in your face double standards there.

But what’s new in Australia recently? Large corporations are given way more than they give back, way more. This case of corporate welfare is just one example of the many forms it takes, and the future generations are going to pay very heavily for handing all our assets to the corporations. In fact, they will have to work out how to buy or perhaps take back control of them by stealth!

Why did AGL need a hand to build a large scale production in the first place? – Solar energy is economical to produce. Why are they building their large scale farms? and why do other large farms exist in the global community.?

What the CEO and his buddies are really saying is ‘we want you, the small punter, to stop being able to buy solar renewable energy infrastructure at such low prices’ and to keep the market place all for themselves! Get out of my country with this attitude of greed, and after bludging $230 million for a lay-down misere money spinner!

My family and I have lived off the grid on solar for more than 20 years and it works, its gets better every day and every Australian rooftop should be a power station, and yes renewable energy will destroy the price of non-renewables and is far cheaper to produce and should result in cheaper energy for all, not energy at the same price as the other stuff. That’s the beauty of it.

But hey the large corporations (read government) are in charge! It’s up to us to take away their power, bit by little bit.

Richard Hughes ,Upper Main Arm NSW


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

Local community members stepped forward to help coordinate and respond to the disaster; from people getting into boats and kayaks recusing strangers in Lismore to coordinating local response hubs in the hinterland and local towns. But it wasn't all a bed of roses.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round.