Karoon Gas: “Targets in terms of our GHG emissions will be meaningless”

9 November 2017 This morning at the Annual General Meeting of Karoon Gas in Melbourne, Chairman David Klingner expressed that setting targets in terms of Karoon’s GHG emissions will be meaningless. This is completely contradictory to the company’s commitment to disclose information in accordance to the final recommendations made by the … Read More

Fortescue avoids tough questions on climate

9 November 2017 Yesterday Fortescue Metals Group failed to give a clear time frame for implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). As one of Australia’s major energy users, Fortescue must demonstrate how it plans to deal with both the physical and transitional risks associated … Read More

Downer refuses to shed any light on Chinese involvement in Adani mine

Downer AGM

2 November 2017 The board of Downer EDI today came under intense pressure from shareholders at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) over the company’s relationship with Adani and the planned Carmichael coal mine. In an unprecedented move that suggested the board wanted the meeting over and done with as quickly … Read More

Boral: “Climate not a significant risk”

2 November 2017 Last financial year, Boral Ltd spent around $300 million on energy and emitted 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. So far this financial year the company has suffered losses of up to $10m due to the impacts of hurricanes in the US, which were exacerbated by climate … Read More

NIB commits to fossil fuel divestment

1 November 2017 One of Australia’s biggest health insurers, NIB, committed to completing their divestment from fossil fuels at their annual general meeting in Sydney today, further isolating their major competitor Medibank, whose AGM is coming up on 13 November. In March 2016, NIB shifted its international share portfolio to … Read More

APA’s partnership with Santos faces shareholder criticism

27 October 2017 At the annual general meeting of APA held today in Sydney, company executives faced several questions from shareholders regarding their Western Slopes Pipeline project in Northern NSW. The $450 million pipeline project is a partnership with Santos to connect coal seam gas (CSG) from their Narrabri gas … Read More

Whitehaven’s expansion plans contradicts the Paris Agreement

25 October, 2017 Today at the Whitehaven Coal annual general meeting (AGM), the board and CEO made it clear that the company has no intention of operating in line with the COP21 Paris Agreement. Chairman Mark Vaile and CEO Paul Flynn spoke about the company’s growth prospects, digging up and … Read More

IAG: Federal Government is deaf on climate change

20 October 2017 In a week dominated by the Federal Government’s capitulation to the coal lobby in its latest instalment of energy policy failure, it was an opportune time for Australia’s largest general insurer – IAG – to call out the need for tougher action on climate change at their … Read More

Investors support stronger climate risk disclosure at Origin Energy AGM

18 October 2017 A shareholder resolution coordinated by Market Forces, calling for improvements to Origin Energy’s climate risk disclosure received significant support from institutional investors, garnering 13.77% of shareholder votes, despite the board’s opposition. In dollar terms, investors holding approximately $1.8 billion in stock supported the call for greater climate … Read More

Aurizon shareholders: How does Adani coal align with 2°C?

18 October 2017 Shareholders today grilled Aurizon over its plans to build a railway that would open up the Galilee Basin to coal mining. The coal haulage company currently has a financing bid before the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF), rivalling Adani’s request for $1 billion to build the rail … Read More