Alcoa of Australia Limited

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Alcoa of Australia Limited, which operates under the trading name of Alcoa World Alumina Australia, which is 60% owned by Alcoa Inc. and 40% by Alumina Limited.[1]

Brown coal burner

Alcoa of Australia own and operate the 150 megawatt Anglesea Power Station.[2] The power station is located near Anglesea and, in 2009, was estimated to have emitted 1.317 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2e.)[3] The power station is supplied with coal from the Anglesea mine, which is owned by Alcoa of Australia. The Anglesea mine produces approximately 1 million tonnes of coal a year which is supplied to the adjoining Anglesea power station.[4]

Handout from carbon tax package

Alcoa of Australia received $14,901,959.75 of the $1 billion cash payments given out in 2011/12[5] to the operators of the most polluting coal-fired power stations. The cash was paid from the Energy Security Fund which was established as a part of the carbon tax legislation passed in 2011.[6][7]


Membership of lobby groups



  1. "40 years of leadership", Alcoa, accessed October 2008.
  2. "Operations", Alcoa website, accessed August 2010.
  3. The Climate Group, Greenhouse Indicator Series: Australian Electricity Generation Report 2009, The Climate Group, August 2010, page 8. (Pdf)
  4. "Coal Mining", Alcoa website, accessed August 2010.
  5. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency,"Generation complexes eligible to receive Energy Security Fund cash payments", Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency website, July 9, 2012.
  6. Australian Government, "An overview of the Clean Energy Legislative Package", Clean Energy Future website, accessed January 2013.
  7. Energy Security Council, "About the Council", Energy Security Council website, accessed January 2013.
  8. Business Council of Australia, "BCA: Our Members", Business Council of Australia website, accessed September 2010.

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