I am a very experienced strategic planner, and familiar with EES processes and the Western Port area.  I am also an Independent Candidate for Kooyong in the May Federal election.  For more than a decade, I have been active in addressing climate change and the actions needed to deal with it - in the face of the inability of energy managers, producers and retailers - and politicians in the three main parties - to effectively deal with what has become a very serious challenge indeed.


We are not short of gas, and in any case gas is a major contributor to greenhouse pollution albeit less than coal.  I do not understand the logic of the AGL proposal: we export a large quantity of gas, which is the direct cause of inordinate price rises for local industrial and residential consumers.  We then need to import gas???  This does not make any economic or environmental sense.  Please explain!