As we transition to a new energy future, Australians are increasingly looking to live more sustainable lives – by minimising and mitigating their carbon emissions. But how does carbon offsetting work?
Our strategy and our Climate Statement come together in the belief that Australia’s energy future will be affordable and smart. Importantly, it will be low emissions based, helping tackle climate change.
Butane is a useful gas, with almost limitless applications. In fact, you’ve probably used some today already with your own hands. And now we’re using it in a world-first to power one of our Queensland sites in a more sustainable and efficient way.
As we transition into a new energy future, climate-related risks are a major consideration. That’s why we regularly model future scenarios in accordance with the TCFD.
How many dollars does it take to change tens of thousands of light bulbs? We know exactly how many: $500,000, every year, just in maintenance costs. That’s one of many reasons we’re upgrading our power station lighting to long-lasting LEDs.
While AGL operates some of the biggest solar farms in Australia, there’s no doubt the smaller projects can have a big impact too – like the solar and battery system on the Devil Ark conservation facility in remote NSW.
We all know about (and expect) the increased energy that comes with eating chocolate, but have you ever thought about the amount of energy it takes to make it? It takes a lot of cooling to keep Easter eggs at the perfect eating temperature. That’s why Heritage Fine Chocolates (now Darrell Lea Chocolates), have installed AGL solar panels at their Rowville factory - reducing their energy costs and emissions.
AGL has responded to the CDP climate change survey since 2011. Last week, scores were announced for 2018 submissions. AGL again achieved a score of ‘B’ putting us in the management band, and above the electricity sector and Oceania regional averages.
In 2015 during the climate negotiations in Paris, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England and Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York, announced the creation of a new task force, which would help investors understand their financial exposure to climate risk and help companies disclose this information in a clear and consistent way.
Victoria’s Climate Change Act legislated a long-term emissions reduction target for Victoria of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
In February 2018, the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy released a consultation paper outlining proposed changes to..
Submission to Senate inquiry into the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage) Bill 2017
On 8 February 2018, the Senate referred the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage) Bill 2017 to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry.
Submission to the Review of the Carbon Farming Initiative Legislation and the Emissions Reduction Fund
AGL's recent submission to the Review of the Carbon Farming Initiative Legislation and the Emissions Reduction Fund.
Submission to the Senate inquiry into the current and future impacts of climate change on housing, buildings and infrastructure
AGL's recent submission to the Senate inquiry into the current and future impacts of climate change on housing, buildings and infrastructure.
Submission in response to Senate inquiry into the implications of climate change for Australia's national security
AGL's recent submission in response to Senate inquiry into the implications of climate change for Australia's national security.
On 30 June 2017 AGL submitted our 2017 CDP climate change survey response covering our operations in the 2015/2016 financial year.
As businesses increasingly take action to address the effects of climate change on their day-to-day operations and long-term strategies, a growing number of investors are demanding better information on those actions.
AGL has made a submission to the Federal Government 2017 review of climate policies.
The Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions was established by the Australian Government to coordinate a whole-of-government approach to addressing emissions from motor vehicles.