SYDNEY, March 7 2022 - AGL’s, Australia’s biggest climate polluter, rejection of a bid by tech entrepreneur Mike Cannon-Brookes and international asset manager Brookfield to buy the company and fast-track its coal closure confirms AGL’s ideological obsession with coal at the cost of the environment and its shareholders, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.
SYDNEY, March 4 2022 - The Victoria Government’s announcement of ambitious new offshore wind targets is yet further evidence that AGL’s flimsy excuses for the continued operation of dirty coal-burning power stations, including Loy Yang A, are falling apart, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.
SYDNEY, March 4 2022 - Coal and gas companies that are driving the climate crisis should bear the costs of extreme weather events like the floods currently devastating the east coast rather than communities on the frontlines, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.
SYDNEY, Feb 28 2022 - The latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has revealed the devastating impact to Pacific islands and communities if the world exceeds 1.5 degrees of warming, warning this threshold may soon be surpassed unless much stronger action is taken to reduce emissions.
Sydney, 28 February 2022: The latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a grim and frightening picture of the serious climate impacts that face Australia and the Pacific, which Greenpeace Australia Pacific says must spur much deeper, faster emissions reduction.
SYDNEY, Feb 24 2022 - The appointment of an ex-Telstra CEO and a top civil servant to the leadership of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation will do nothing to safeguard the future of the Reef unless the pair can convince their former colleagues in industry and government to rapidly reduce emissions, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.
10 February 2022: Energy giant AGL has failed regional communities with today’s tardy coal closure announcement and must accelerate its transition to become a renewable energy provider to ensure certainty for workers and investors, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
AGL, Australia’s biggest climate polluter, has made what Greenpeace Australia Pacific describes as a “token effort” in announcing it will delay the closure of its notorious Loy Yang A coal-burning power station to 2045 and Bayswater power station to 2033, far beyond the coal closure timeline needed to ensure a safer climate.