Welcome to Australians Against AGL Dalton Power Project.
We are committed to protecting the environment in which we live from the greed and corruption of energy company AGL.
AGL wish to destroy our communities, land, environment and future with the construction of Australia’s largest gas-fired power station in Dalton, NSW.
Our campaign to put a stop to this unnecessary corporate profiteering and environmental vandalism is of local and national concern.
It is time dirty energy companies were made accountable for their complete disregard for the environment, our communities and the destruction of our collective goal toward a renewable future.
The plant’s first stage will be 750 MW of gas-fired power generation, expanding to 1000 MW in Phase 2.
The Dalton plant will be the largest gas-fired plant in Australia, with the next closest being Colongra at 667 MW, Uranquinty at 641 MW and Darling Downs at 630 MW.
In comparison, Australian base-load coal-fired power plants range from 107 MW (Worsley Alumina Power Station, WA) to 2880 MW (Eraring, NSW) with the average being approximately 1300 MW .
The plant is a peaking power plant, operating when wholesale prices are high.
Peaking gas-fired power plants still produce approximately 85% of the greenhouse gas emissions of coal-fired power plants.
Other by-products of this plant include oxides of nitrogen, sulfur dioxide, formaldehyde, acrolein, benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, xylene, napthalene and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
AGL submitted and had approved in 2012 an application under the disgraced and repealed Part3A NSW planning laws.
AGL are now seeking to extend the time for the proposal by 2 years under the transitional arrangements of the same repealed law.
AGL was convicted and fined for not disclosing political donations in relation to planning submissions, including the Dalton proposal.
Dalton has been assessed as a high hazard earthquake zone, with three earthquakes registering about 5.5 on the Richter scale in November 1886, November 1934 and March 1949.
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