Thanks to those who joined us this week for our photo action calling for AGL to exit dirty energy. The event featured in an article in the Border Mail newspaper today – read it in full here or below.
Our photographs will be combined with others from communities across Australia and presented at the AGL annual general meeting later this month.
To find out more about this action targeting AGL see our previous post.
Border Mail article:
Wodonga Albury Toward Climate Health adds to call for AGL to ditch fossil fuels
This was the hope of 25 renewable energy supporters as they gathered on Tuesday to call on AGL to ditch fossil fuels within the decade.
A picture of the group with a sign “Albury-Wodonga asks AGL to exit dirty energy” will be presented along with those from other communities at the energy company’s AGM later this month.
Supporter Bruce Key said he was eager to support 350.org’s national campaign, after following the issue of climate change for a decade.
“It’s a serious problem and we need to get on top of it as soon as we can,” he said.
“That’s the reason we’re here today, to try and give AGL a little prod along to get rid of coal from their portfolio of energy generators.”
Wodonga Albury Toward Climate Health member Lizette Salmon said AGL was Australia’s biggest climate polluter “by a long shot”.
“Their sustainability report has indicated they won’t exit dirty energy until 2048 and that’s far, far too late,” she said.