AGL shareholders back Liddell closure, call for rapid coal exit

27 September 2017 At AGL’s annual general meeting (AGM) today in Melbourne, 126 shareholders, collectively holding a position in the company worth $5.4 million, delivered a statement, supporting the board’s decision to close its Liddell coal power station in 2022. The shareholders asked that the board reaffirm these plans, a move … Read More

AGL shareholder statement on Liddell power station

19 September 2017 In recent weeks AGL has been criticised for its plan to close the Liddell power station in 2022, with pressure applied by the Prime Minister, his government and coal industry representatives to extend the life of the power station. These criticisms are deeply unhelpful and the work … Read More

Tell the big banks: Don’t cave on dirty coal finance!

18 September, 2017 News this morning has highlighted the utter lunacy of the current state of the energy ‘debate’ in Australia, with Trevor St Baker, Chairman of Delta Electricity, calling on the government to pressure banks to keep lending to dirty power stations like the ones he owns. We need … Read More

How renewable are the “Big Three” energy retailers?

Originally posted 31 March 2015. Figures correct at 30 June, 2016 AGL, Origin Energy and Energy Australia are known as the “big three” electricity companies, dominating the Australian energy retailing industry. While all three claim to be supporters of renewable energy, AGL, Origin and Energy Australia all still rely heavily on … Read More

Allianz, world’s largest insurer, dumps coal

24 November 2015 Allianz Investment Management, the money management arm of the largest insurer in the world, has committed to divesting coal from their portfolios. The firm manages in excess of EUR 600 billion of assets covering the liabilities of the insurer. In an interview with broadcaster ZDF, Chief Investment … Read More