May 3, 2017 calls on AGL to end gas expansion plans after company publicly backs renewables calls on AGL to shelve its plans for a gas plant at Dalton after a company spokesperson publicly killed the myth of gas as a transition fuel, in favour of renewables and storage.

“AGL confirmed this week what the science has always said: there is no place for new gas projects in Australia’s energy mix going forward,” Energy spokesperson, Josh Creaser said.

“This is a great announcement by AGL and positions them as potential leaders in the transition to clean energy, further sidelining the Turnbull Government as it continues to lag on climate and energy.

‘It is time for the company to walk the talk and scrap its gas expansion plans in favour of renewables and storage. This means immediately ceasing the Dalton project in NSW, which has faced stiff community opposition.

“While AGL may be leading the Big Polluters in rhetoric around the need for a transition, but it is all just hot air until the company starts implementing its climate friendly policy. By ruling out the Dalton project AGL would acknowledge it is serious about its climate commitments and would be a win for the community who do not want this plant to go ahead.”