Armour Energy on climate ‘ We can’t comment on that’

Hydrocarbon exploration and production company Armour Energy today failed to define climate change as a material risk to business, and implement recommendations made by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). At the company’s annual general meeting in Brisbane today shareholders pressed the board on its lack of climate … Read More

Shareholders concerned about LNG Limited’s attitude

Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd. does not regard climate change as a material risk to business. Mounting evidence indicates that fossil fuel reserves such as gas may never be utilised due to a variety of factors such as the falling cost of renewables. As the globe begins a transition towards low … Read More

BHP stands by climate-wrecking MCA

Melbourne, 16 November Yesterday’s Annual General Meeting of BHP Billiton in Melbourne was notable for protests outside, and unhappy shareholders inside, who questioned the company’s record on climate change, its relationship with indigenous peoples and its response to the Samarco dam disaster in 2015. BHP is Australia’s largest diversified mining … Read More

Cooper Energy doesn’t think climate is a material business risk

At the Cooper Energy annual general meeting board members confirmed that the company does not classify climate change as a material business risk, and is not willing to adopt the Task Force for Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Managing Director, David Maxwell, also announced a drastic change in the company’s … Read More

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

APA’s partnership with Santos faces shareholder citicism

27 October 2017 At the annual general meeting of APA held this morning in Sydney, company executives were asked 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 … Read More

Bluescope Steel – still a long way to go on climate risk

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11 October 2017 Major energy user Bluescope Steel made the right noises about limiting emissions at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Melbourne today, but failed to commit to strong climate action. Despite clear evidence that a global transition away from fossil fuels is required to keep warming below … Read More

Media release: Origin Energy faces three shareholder resolutions

Coordinated by environmental finance group Market Forces, shareholders in Origin Energy have filed a series of resolutions with the oil and gas major. View ASX announcement. The three resolutions, to be heard at Origin’s October AGM, call for greater disclosure of climate risks, the development of a transition plan, and … Read More