New Hope shuts out shareholders at its 2022 AGM

New Hope Group's Bengalla coal mine, 2014.

24 November 2022 New Hope’s 2022 annual general meeting (AGM) descended to new lows this year, with very limited accessibility for shareholders. A site visit for shareholders to the company’s Bengalla mine scheduled before the AGM was also cancelled. The company held its 2022 AGM in the regional New South … Read More

Coal miners looking to self-insure new climate-wrecking projects

New Hope Group's Bengalla coal mine, 2014.

Since 2021, coal miners, including Adani/Bravus, New Hope and Whitehaven, have complained openly of difficulties securing insurance for their destructive activities. 45 major insurers have ruled out any coverage of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine, and according to Insure Our Future, 41 major insurers have some broader coal exclusion policy in … Read More

Major UK bank cuts ties with Indonesian mega coal producer 

Adaro mine in Tabalong Regency, South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo credit: WALHI South Kalimantan

Jakarta, 14 July 2022 – One of the largest United Kingdom banks, Standard Chartered, has confirmed that it is ending investment in Indonesia’s second largest coal producer, PT Adaro Indonesia and other banks need to follow suit in line with their energy and fossil fuel policies. The UK-bank has confirmed … Read More

Win! Deutsche Bank abandons Whitehaven Coal’s bond issue

Win! Deutsche Bank abandons Whitehaven Coal's toxic bond issue

20 May 2022 A media report in Germany confirmed publicly this week that Deutsche Bank has withdrawn from its involvement in a bond issue for climate-wrecking Whitehaven Coal, following a concerted people-powered campaign coordinated by Market Forces.  Business media outlet Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday that:  “According to information from financial … Read More

Standard Chartered and Barclays fund Adani’s coal mining subsidiary

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19 May 2022 Financial new sources confirmed last week that Standard Chartered and Barclays have funded Adani Enterprises, the Adani Group subsidiary pursuing several new thermal coal mining projects, including the disastrous Carmichael mine in Australia. The US $250m debt facility provided by the two UK banks has an option … Read More