Join the campaign

AGL is Australia's biggest climate polluter

With your help, we make it Australia's biggest climate solution. 

Join the campaign

AGL is Australia's biggest climate polluter

With your help, we make it Australia's biggest climate solution. 

Join the campaign

AGL proudly advertises itself to the Australian public as green and environmentally responsible. But a deeper dive into the company reveals the truth couldn’t be more different to its carefully crafted public image.

AGL is Australia’s number one climate polluter, and it’s not even close. 83% of their electricity comes from burning dirty coal, meaning they emit more than double the next biggest polluter.

Coal is the biggest driver of the climate crisis. Scientists warn we MUST stop burning coal by 2030 to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change, but AGL is still insisting on burning coal until 2045. Thats 15 years too late.

Australia can’t move fast enough to avoid the devastating effects of climate change unless AGL gets out of coal. Business as usual is simply not an option if we want a safe, clean future for our environment and communities.

Join us in demanding that AGL clean up its act.

 

Help make AGL a climate hero.

Because of overwhelming pressure from shareholders and the Australian public, AGL has ditched its dodgy demerger which would have hidden its coal burning power stations behind a new company Accel. It was a huge win for our campaign, and it was because of supporters like you. 

Now AGL needs a new plan, fast. Over the next three months the company will be undertaking a strategic review led by its two newest board members, Vanessa Sullivan and Graham Cockroft. This review will determine the future of the company. It’s crucial they come up with a plan to dump dirty polluting coal and transition to renewables. 

Help us convince Vanessa and Graham to do the right thing by sending them an email encouraging them to turn AGL into the renewable energy hero we know it can be.

Send an email

 

Help make AGL a climate hero.

Because of overwhelming pressure from shareholders and the Australian public, AGL has ditched its dodgy demerger which would have hidden its coal burning power stations behind a new company Accel. It was a huge win for our campaign, and it was because of supporters like you. 

Now AGL needs a new plan, fast. Over the next three months the company will be undertaking a strategic review led by its two newest board members, Vanessa Sullivan and Graham Cockroft. This review will determine the future of the company. It’s crucial they come up with a plan to dump dirty polluting coal and transition to renewables. 

Help us convince Vanessa and Graham to do the right thing by sending them an email encouraging them to turn AGL into the renewable energy hero we know it can be.

Send an email

AGL's climate pollution 

Austrlias biggest climate polluter (230 × 200 px) (1)

AGL wants to keep burning coal in dirty power stations until 2045.
That’s 15 years too late.

2030

Scientists warn we MUST stop burning coal by 2030 to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.

Untitled design (17)

83% of AGL’s electricity comes from dirty coal burning power stations. 

 
42million tonnes

AGL releases 42 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere each year.

2x

AGL produces more than 2x the emissions of Australia’s next biggest climate polluters, Origin and Energy Australia.

111 breaches

AGL has breached its environmental licences 111 times since 2015.

 

Find out more about AGL's climate pollution in Greenpeace Australia Pacific's report, Coal-Faced

Join the campaign

Fill in your details to stay up-to-date on the latest ways to take action. 

And be sure to let us know if you’re an AGL customer or an AGL staff member. We’ll let you know how you can use your position of influence within AGL to force change and make a difference. 

By supporting this campaign you give permission for Greenpeace Australia Pacific to contact you.

Customer icon

Are you an AGL customer? 

Now's the time to switch to a Greener Electricity Provider with the Green Electricity Guide.

Act now
Koala

The high price of AGL's actions

Burning coal is the dirtiest and most destructive way to generate electricity. 

Find out more
Leaf

A greener future

It is not a question of if, but when, Australia will be powered entirely by renewables.

Find out more