Beach Energy: leaking mercury

Climate risk Shareholders asked the board if Beach Energy was going to adopt recommendations from the Task Force for Climate Related Financial Disclosures at their annual general meeting today in Adelaide. The board explained that they need to do a lot more work on it, however they will consider including … Read More

Cooper Energy: receiving funding from ANZ

At the Cooper Energy annual general meeting board members asserted they were conscious of environmental impacts, however they were unable to give specific details about their plans as they weren’t yet formulated. Managing Director, David Maxwell, also announced a drastic change in the company’s asset portfolio from 100% crude oil reserves … Read More

Adani List Tour

1 November 2017 Today we marched down Collins Street to confront the companies that are doing business with Adani, ending up at the International Mining Conference where the CEO of Adani Australia was set to deliver an address to a crowd of Australia’s mining elite. The day began with the … Read More

#StopAdani Corporate Villains tour of Melbourne, 1 Nov

We are at an important stage of the #StopAdani Campaign. A cruicial period where Adani is racing against the clock to reach financial close and convince the Australian Government to fund its climate destruction. We are learning more and more about Adani’s shady business dealings, and it’s time to shed … Read More

Big banks still supporting Whitehaven’s dirty coal operations

Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek mine was recently upgraded to the EPA’s highest environmental risk category, making it one of NSW’s three dirtiest mines. The company is also planning to expand its Vickery coal mine, which the local community is resisting due to grave concerns over environmental impacts. Despite Whitehaven’s appalling … Read More

Two degrees scorecard update

In December 2015, the Paris climate talks saw 195 nations agree to limit global warming to well below 2°C, compared with pre-industrial levels. In the lead up to Paris, ANZ, CommBank, NAB and Westpac all publicly championed the two degree limit, committing to support the transition to a low carbon … Read More

CommBank’s climate fail

Commonwealth Bank has been given FAIL grades in all four categories of a new study into international banks’ fossil fuel lending policies. With no publicly disclosed policies to restrict coal mining, coal power, LNG exports or extreme oil, Commonwealth Bank found itself at the bottom of a pile of 37 … Read More