Coal-faced: Exposing AGL as Australia's biggest climate polluter
AGL is Australia’s biggest domestic contributor to climate change thanks to the pollution from its filthy coal-burning power stations. In 2019-2020, AGL generated over 42 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions - more than double the amount of its nearest competitor.
Join the campaign to demand AGL rapidly close its coal-fired power stations and replace them with clean and safe renewable energy by 2030!
Your energy is not as green as you think
In the past, AGL has invested in renewables and spent big to build its environmental reputation. But as time has passed, their real commitment to renewables has waned, while the pollution from its enormous coal-burning power stations continues to soar.
Turning a blind-eye to coal will lead to climate disaster.
Since 2015, the AGL-owned and operated Liddell, Bayswater and Loy Yang A power stations have breached their environmental licences 111 times, accounting for roughly three quarters of all Australian violations.
Between 60 to 100 litres of ammoniated water from Bayswater Power Station washed into a stormwater drain and then into Tinkers Creek. The EPA fined AGL
$15,000 for the incident.
A mechanical failure at Bayswater Power Station resulted in 6000 litres of sulphuric acid entering two stormwater drains and subsequently flowing to Tinkers Creek, which drains to Lake Liddell. Less than
a year later, Lake Liddell – a popular recreation spot was permanently closed following the detection of naegleria fowleria - a fatal, brain-eating virus.
Fugitive coal dust from the Loy Yang A mine blew into local communities contaminating water tanks and roofs.
Liddell Power Station failed to report flooding at the Central Hunter Swamp Oak Forest, an endangered ecological community.
A leak in an ash disposal pipe line resulted in coal ash-contaminated water flowing beyond the Loy Yang A Power Station premises boundary.