AGL Macquarie: Environment

Environmental management

Environment management at AGL Macquarie is guided by the AGL Environment Policy, which include commitments to:

  • Adhere to high standards to protect the environment where we do business;
  • Strengthen our business by integrating environmental considerations into all business activities;
  • Meet or exceed our regulatory obligations;Analyse and improve the way we do business to reduce environmental risks and impacts;
  • Continuously improve our environmental performance through developing and reviewing effective management systems, measurement and targets;
  • Share our environmental objectives and commitments with employees and stakeholders;
  • Minimise the risk of environmental incidents;
  • Respond quickly and effectively to environmental incidents from our operations;
  • Actively participate in the development of regulations, codes of practice, standards and policies to share scientific knowledge and support informed decision-making;
  • Contribute to research and adaptation to new technologies that improve environmental outcomes;
  • Use resources and energy efficiently, minimising emissions and waste; and
  • Educate our employees, our contractors and suppliers and hold them accountable for complying with this policy.

Pathway for the gradual decarbonisation of our generation portfolio

In April 2015, we committed to two key changes to our Greenhouse Gas Policy. The first is the gradual decarbonisation of our generation portfolio by 2050; the second is a decision not the extend the operating lives of our existing coal-fired power stations.

As a result of our Greenhouse Gas Policy:

  • Liddell power station is scheduled to close in 2022
  • Bayswater power station is scheduled to close in 2035

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Environmental monitoring

Liddell and Bayswater's operations are monitored by the NSW EPA, which receives round-the-clock data on environmental performance. AGL Macquarie also maintains five ambient air quality monitoring stations around the power stations.

As per the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011, AGL must publish monthly monitoring data for each power station on our website. Find this data on our environmental monitoring page.

Licences for Liddell and Bayswater power stations and data monitoring site maps include:

Documents detailing water management include: