An Echo reader, who wishes to remain anonymous, has told of their difficult – yet finally successful – experience of getting a smart meter uninstalled at their home.
AGL Energy has announced plans to develop what it describes as ‘the world’s largest battery storage ‘virtual power plant’ in South Australia, in a foretaste of what many expect to be the energy system of the future.
So, just how fast can the transition to a clean energy economy occur? Is the 50 per cent renewable energy target proposed by Labor for 2030 too fast? Or are the 100 per cent renewable energy scenarios for 2030 prepared by research academics too slow?
Australian energy utility AGL Energy has spent $A28 million snapping up a minority stake in US-based battery storage solutions provider Sunverge as it seeks to accelerate its push into distributed generation and rooftop solar and storage and smart software.
Luke Foley and Adam Searle, NSW Labor. Energy company AGL’s decision to cease CSG activity in Camden by 2023 and not proceed with the Gloucester Gas Project has been welcomed by the NSW Opposition.
Energy provider AGL has made the expensive decision to quit gas exploration and production, including several controversial CSG projects.
In the lead-up to the festive season, CSG miner AGL has confirmed it is again using tankers to haul toxic wastewater via the Pacific Highway to Queensland for processing, prompting local anti-gas groups to query if the company is prepared for a potential accident.
Anti-gas activists are concerned that waste water from AGL’s Gloucester gas mines is being transported through the northern rivers region.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith has called on the state government to either buy back or cancel Metgasco’s license to drill for coal seam gas in the northern rivers. The call follows an announcement from miner AGL that it was divesting its CSG assets in Western Sydney and the Hunter Valley.
AGL Energy is free to resume coal seam gas operations at a site in northern NSW after an investigation into the detection of dangerous chemicals found no harm to the environment.
Energy retailer AGL has been fined $700,000 for misleading customers in South Australia about discounts on their power bills.
Greens NSW regional renewable energy spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham last week congratulated AGL and the NSW government on the completion of the Nyngan solar plant, saying this type of project was the best way to power the state and create jobs in the regions.
AGL announced yesterday that the manager of its upstream gas business, Mike Mozra, will depart the company early, only weeks after it admitted it had delayed reporting the presence of BTEX chemicals in flowback water from its Gloucester CSG drilling wells to the EPA.
The Greens mining spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham says the community's worst fears have been realised, with the EPA announcing they are investigating AGL's detection of fracking chemicals in ground water after recent hydraulic fracturing operations at Gloucester.
Gasfield Free Northern Rivers has put out a call for people to attend the Gloucester protectors’ camp this coming weekend as AGL prepares to frack its final test well in the region.
Forty local residents slowly rode bicycles along the no stopping section of Fairbairns Road this morning in an attempt to slow access to AGL’s fracking site. The bus containing workers took a different route to avoid this protest on wheels.
There were more arrests at Gloucester three hours north of Sydney this morning, as fracking continues behind a five metre high bush-green wall less than 150 metres from the heavily guarded road.
A northern rivers gasfield-free activist, who has been visiting AGL’s CSG site at Gloucester says the company’s security guards have been using heavy-handed tactics on non-violent protesters.
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. See it at its own web site to confirm.
A further two men have been charged this morning while attempting to lock on to a work vehicle at a protest near an AGL coal seam gas site in Gloucester. This follows two arrests yesterday.
As speculation increased that the government and Labor would agree on a compromise that would result in a significant hair-cut to the current target, AGL intervened in the debate by saying that was not good enough
Nine people have been arrested during protest activity near AGL’s coal seam gas site at Gloucester so far this week after fracking equipment arrived in Gloucester on Monday morning
Gloucester locals this morning blocked access to the site where gas company AGL plans to frack for coal seam gas.
Julie Lyford (former mayor of Gloucester), Chris Sheed (president of Manning Clean Water Action Group. Something dodgy is going on with AGL's Gloucester gas project, and we need to get to the bottom of it. How much money has AGL donated to political parties, and what did they receive in return?
Calls are being made for work on AGL’s controversial Gloucester gas project should stop immediately pending a full inquiry into the payment by the company of more than $100,000 in political donations while the project was being approved.