Oil and gas still a major focus for Karoon Energy

An offshore oil rig

29 November 2019 Karoon Energy has been given plenty of opportunities to provide a credible and evidence-based climate risk management plan, but continues to shirk this responsibility to its shareholders. At Karoon’s 2018 AGM, CEO Robert Hosking claimed “We are at heart environmentalists”. But when asked by shareholders to provide … Read More

Climate denial alive and well at Armour Energy

27 November 2019 Shareholders of Armour Energy were stunned during the company’s annual general meeting in Brisbane yesterday by Chairman Nicholas Mather’s outrageous claim that human beings are not the cause of climate change. In response to a question from a shareholder concerned about the risks climate change poses to … Read More

Super funds let Beach Energy off the hook on climate change

26 November 2019 Another week, another Australian fossil fuel company belies super funds’ climate engagement claims. Earlier this year, Market Forces named oil and gas producer Beach Energy as one of the 21 big Australian companies undermining climate action. With plans to spend around $750 million each year to massively … Read More

Horizon Oil’s expansion undermines Paris climate goals

Horizon Oil's offshore operations in NZ

22 November 2019 Horizon Oil’s cursory approach to climate risk disregards the reality that the Paris Agreement leaves no room for oil expansion. According to its Sustainability Report, Horizon Oil is working towards full implementation of the G20 Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) recommendations. However, Horizon’s disclosures to … Read More

Bluescope Steel must step up low-carbon ambition

21 November 2019 Bluescope Steel shareholders today called on the company to set new Paris-aligned emission reduction targets to drive low-carbon transition. As one of the top 20 greenhouse gas emitters in Australia, Bluescope Steel is highly exposed to the policy, market and technology shifts required to meet Paris Agreement’s … Read More

Seven Group Holdings has no fossil fuel exit plan

Seven Group Holdings AGM 2019

20 November 2019 In response to shareholder questioning at Seven Group Holdings’ annual general meeting in Sydney today, Director Terry Davis confirmed the company has no exit plan for its oil and gas businesses. With ownership stakes in a range of businesses and industries, SGH is able – but not … Read More

Super funds failing to engage with New Hope on climate risk

Coal feeder

19 November 2019 Investor claims of climate risk engagement were again called into question at today’s New Hope AGM. As a pure play coal producer with plans to open up a massive new mine, there could hardly be a better example of a company facing climate change risk. Meeting the … Read More

Senex: company statements on the Paris Agreement are hollow

SENEX field

18 November 2019 Senex, an Australian oil and gas company, states in its annual report that the company “recognises and accepts the science of climate change and fully supports the objectives of limiting global temperate rise as agreed by governments in the 2015 Paris Agreement.”  It seems, however, from the … Read More

Prairie Mining directors still failing to meet legal obligations

Coal feeder

November 18, 2019 Last year, Prairie Mining Ltd chair Ian Middlemas was singled out by the Guardian as a director that may be struggling to understand his legal obligation to consider the risks that climate change poses to the business. Middlemas’ statements at Prairie Mining’s 2018 annual general meeting showed … Read More