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Media Release: Pressure on AGL continues

Wed 1 March 
Healthcare workers will be asking AGL Board Chair Patricia McKenzie for an updated AGL Climate Action Plan today at a national governance conference that McKenzie is the keynote speaker at.

A new climate action plan is needed by AGL to see the company go 100% renewable by 2030 if we are to safeguard our climate and protect Australians’ health. 

Healthcare workers will be attending the annual conference to raise their concerns about the company’s commitment to renewable energy and climate action.

Ms McKenzie will be the keynote speaker at the event, and the health experts will be asking her to commit to developing a plan that will see AGL move to 100% renewable energy by 2030. 

The healthcare workers are concerned about the health impacts of climate change and want to ensure that AGL is doing its part to reduce emissions as Australia’s largest emissions polluter. 

They believe that AGL has a responsibility to lead the way in renewable energy and climate action, and they will be asking the company’s Chair to do just that.

Today’s intention is to remind  AGL at the conference and public talks they are holding there needs to be a change in the corporate culture that sees better action on climate change. 

“Due to its size and position in the market, AGL should be seizing the opportunity to lead this electrification revolution that is taking storm,” Energy Transitions Campaigner, Bronwyn McDonald said. “AGL Board Chair Patricia McKenzie is talking at today’s conference about corporate governance, and we have a suggestion for AGL that will benefit the company, the shareholders and the community's health: quit coal by 2030.”

Media enquiries: Bronwyn McDonald 0408 477 403

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