NAB refinances the climate-wrecking Coastal GasLink pipeline

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NAB has once again failed to match its rhetoric and commitments on climate change with real action, refinancing a new gas pipeline project in Canada. At its 2021 annual general meeting (AGM) NAB Chairman Phil Chronican told shareholders and Traditional Owners that its financing of the enormous climate-wrecking Coastal GasLink … Read More

UniSuper climate report is hot air and poor action

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 14 September: UniSuper’s new climate risk report reveals the mega fund has continued quietly selling down its investments in Australia’s largest gas producer, Woodside, and to a lesser extent, fellow climate-wrecking oil and gas expander, Santos. Despite mergers and share price changes that would have seen UniSuper’s … Read More

UniSuper’s slow, quiet progress on fossil fuel divestment not good enough

UniSuper’s new climate risk report suggests the fund has continued quietly selling down its investments in Australia’s largest gas producer, Woodside, and to a lesser extent, fellow climate-wrecking oil and gas expander, Santos. Despite mergers and share price changes that would have seen UniSuper’s exposure to these companies increase substantially … Read More

Words vs. actions: Adani pursuing more new thermal coal projects

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08 September 2022 “Today climate change is one of the biggest challenges. Those challenges also open up huge business opportunities. The opportunity in this case is energy transition, the transition from fossil fuels to renewables and to hydrogen.” (Gautam Adani, quoted in Fortune India, June 2022) It’s statements like the … Read More

Lockton rejects Adani’s Carmichael coal mine

26 August 2022 Adani continues to face difficulties managing insurance coverage for its climate-wrecking Carmichael thermal coal project. Would-be insurance broker Lockton has revealed to Market Forces that it never signed the letter of appointment it was sent by Adani Australia, and that it will never work for the Carmichael … Read More

Shareholders demand coal wind down plan from Whitehaven

Media release: 25 August 2022 – For Immediate Release Market Forces and Whitehaven Coal shareholders have filed a resolution, calling on one of Australia’s largest coal miners to wind down its production in line with global climate goals. The resolution points out the glaring inconsistency between Whitehaven’s public declarations of … Read More

Santos sanctions another new project incompatible with 1.5°C

17 August 2022 Australia’s second biggest oil and gas producer, Santos, has today announced a final investment decision on the new Pikka Phase 1 oil project in Alaska. The decision comes despite the International Energy Agency’s warning that no new oil fields should be developed beyond those approved as of … Read More