94% of Beach Energy investors reject capital protection

Beach Energy field

25 November 2020 5.4% of shareholders today formally called on Australian-focused gas and oil company Beach Energy to wind up its fossil fuel production in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement by voting in favour of a resolution put forward by more than 100 shareholders, supported by Market … Read More

SBI’s investors must stop bank from throwing money away on Adani coal

25 November 2020 One week after Indian media reported the State Bank of India (SBI) is considering lending A$1 billion of Indian taxpayers’ money to Adani’s Carmichael coal project, Market Forces has received information that the decision will be made this week.  Considering the huge reputational and financial risks inherent … Read More

Mineral Resources pursues pathway out of line with 1.5°C

The Mineral Resource board made it clear at yesterday’s annual general meeting (AGM) that they would continue to pursue dirty oil and gas development despite their peer Fortescue Metals announcing a major move into renewable energy and green hydrogen.  Mineral Resources is a  lithium and iron ore mining company with … Read More

Horizon Oil challenged over sustainability

Horizon Oil's offshore operations in NZ

20 November 2020 Horizon Oil was questioned over the company’s sustainability in the face a Paris-aligned energy transition at its annual general meeting today. Horizon owns oil and gas exploration, development and production assets in China and New Zealand, having recently sold its beleaguered Papua New Guinea assets. The company … Read More

BlueScope Steel lagging on emission reduction targets

BlueScope Steel, the multinational steel-making corporation, is one of Australia’s major consumers of energy. The company requires large amounts of energy to be able to create steel via its smelting, furnace and production operations and is one of the top 20 energy users in Australia.  At today’s annual general meeting, … Read More

Senex Energy indulging in wishful thinking

Senex Energy

19 November 2020 At its annual general meeting today, Australian gas producer Senex Energy reiterated its plans for a five-fold increase in production over the next 5 years. These plans are in stark contrast to the declines in gas use required to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, and … Read More

New Hope increasingly detached from reality

New Acland coal mine, Queensland. Credit: Lock the Gate alliance

17 November 2020 At its annual general meeting today, New Hope Corporation faced a shareholder resolution calling on the company to wind up its coal production in line with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. With the Board recommending shareholders vote against the resolution, and parent company Washington H … Read More

AustralianSuper’s new climate policy fails to raise the bar

17 November 2020 AustralianSuper’s new climate change policy has failed to even match, let alone improve on, the standard set by some of its big industry fund peers, disappointing members who were hoping to see the nation’s largest super fund take the lead on climate action. While there are some … Read More