New South Wales
I totally object to AGL's energy transition plans adopting such inferior, unreliable, fake 'green' energy battery storage.
Clearly, there is nothing clean, green, sustainable, zero emissions or being part of a circular economy in relation to flammable, toxic lithium batteries - which create extensive toxic emissions throughout their lifecycle & are reliant on mining cobalt from the Congo - using child slave labour.
The typical, perverted narrative used to promote lithium ion battery storage, solar/wind renewaBULL energy crap is unacceptably fraudulent.
One would expect the Energy Security Board's Chair Kerry Schott would have learnt long ago from California's solar/wind/battery energy disaster & blackout nightmare, but Schott's Energy INSECURITY Experiment & ideological fantasy is purposely driving our reliable, efficient, plentiful, economical, Australian benefiting, base-load coal fired power plants out of existence - in spite of the fact that numerous other countries are using Australian coal to build multiple new low emission, high intensity coal-fired power plants - with hundreds being built & planned for in China.
Australians are being unjustly & foolishly deprived of the most beneficial, readily available, economical, independent energy for no logical reason whatsoever.
This foolish focus on unreliable, inefficient energy sources is sabotaging Australia's welfare & economic viability, curtailing industry & manufacturing, costing everyday electricity consumers additional developer subsidy money on top of their bill & forcing regional areas to bear the toxic burden of battery/solar/wind city-centric wokeness under the false pretences of economic benefit.
Under the POEO Act Local Councils are responsible & liable for any land/water contamination caused by Electricity Generating Works (Solar/Wind.)
Large-scale battery storage, PV Solar & Wind energy causes extensive environmental vandalism, toxic contamination that threatens healthy food production, destruction of ecological habitat &
creates a massive, toxic waste burden - with these lithium ion batteries having a relatively short life span & being easily combustible - hence even more ongoing, toxic waste!
This is not a 'transformational moment,' 'building back better' or 'transitioning to a low carbon economy,' this battery storage is part of Matt Kean's 100% fudged, self benefiting energy scam with its hidden modelling, unseen even by NSW Treasury.
Instead of making Australia prosperous, Matt Kean's cabal is ripping off everyday Australians, with the blessing of ScoMo's useless, Beijing benefiting emission targets, generating immense value for lobbyists, promoters, developers, energy companies & inveigled hosts engaged in the rort.
Solar/wind/battery storage supports Communist China's manufacturing not Australia's energy sources, makes Australia increasingly weak - reliant on Chinese energy companies & Chinese components, enabling infiltration into critical energy infrastructure - which is an extremely serious & ever increasing national security threat.
AGL has gone woke with this foolish foray into inefficient, unreliable energy sources.
Their carbon neutral offers to customers for increased payment are farcical, so disingenuous & detrimentally based.
Their pleas for consumers to go without peak power to gain peak rewards are crazy!
This energy poverty is not progress, this is a most retrograde step, depriving everyday electricity consumers of an adequate power source commensurate with an independent, developed country blessed with rich natural resources of coal, uranium & gas.