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Byron Shire
May 19, 2022

AGL’s actions shameful

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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

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