AGL buys Transfield wind farm projects

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AGL buys Transfield wind farm projects

Postby HVPA » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:10 pm

According to an article in Sydney Morning Herald today AGL Energy is investing in the wind energy projects:

AGL Energy Ltd has bought two wind farm developments from Transfield Services Ltd for $9 million.
Sydney-based AGL acquired the rights to install up to 62 turbines at Barn Hill, north of Adelaide in South Australia, and 20 turbines at Crows Nest, near Toowoomba in southern Queensland.


Similar news in greater detail is also provided by WOTNEWS:
AGL - AGL acquires two wind farm developments from Transfield Thu, 18 Jun 2009 09:33:00.

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Re: AGL buys Transfield wind farm projects

Postby hvpa318 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:16 am

Whilst on the one hand attempting to show a green and environmentally friendly face to its shareholders and the general public by buying wind farm developments, AGL ENERGY is still chasing fossil fuels, and in so doing is threatening the very existence of the rural town of Broke in the Hunter Valley by seeking to develop a methane gas extraction field 200 metres from the village and 300 metres from the Broke primary school, with the attendant risks of depletion and contamination of the water tables relied upon by the village residents and the agriculturists for their livelihoods and their lifestyle. Worldwide experience proves that coal seam methane gas exploration and extraction cannot only deplete and contaminate ground water, escaping and migrating methane gas: is 20 times more powerful as a global warming blanket than Carbon Dioxide; can sterilise soil and earth; can explode; increases global warming; can suffocate residents if it migrates into houses; when burnt still gives off 60% of the Carbon Dioxide as burning coal.

AGL ENERGY has ignored the objections of the local Hunter Valley community, which has refused AGL ENERGY access to its private landholdings, and is purchasing land to conduct its coal seam methane gas exploration.

It appears that AGL ENERGY is pretending to be "green" on the surface, but has a black underbelly.
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Re: AGL buys Transfield wind farm projects

Postby hvpa318 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:15 am

In Energy Current on 19th June '09 Michael Fraser the Managing Director of AGL Energy said, in relation to the AGL acquisition of the Transfield Wind Farms, that the purchase was consistent with AGL's strategy of developing a pipeline of renewable projects to meet its long-term obligations under the expanded Renewable Energy Target scheme and "will deliver further diversity across our renewable energy portfolio."
He pointedly doesn't mention the adversity that will be delivered to the Hunter Valley villages of Broke and Bulga with the AGL exploration for the fossil fuel, coal seam methane gas, within a few hundred metres of those villages, with the proven attendant risks of depletion and contamination of the water supplies to that part of the Hunter Valley; and the proven risks of methane gas migration from the AGL drilling through the water tables.
AGL Energy is talking up its green credentials, whilst quietly pursuing this polluting industry of coal seam methane gas.
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