NAB and Westpac: Stop funding Whitehaven Coal!

NAB & Westpac- Stop Funding Whitehaven's Dirty Coal

15 September 2021 The federal Environment Minister has just signed-off approval for Whitehaven’s climate-wrecking Vickery coal mine. But Whitehaven still needs to find enough money to match the mine’s $600 million price-tag. Despite stating their support for the Paris Agreement, NAB and Westpac loaned a combined $220 million to Whitehaven … Read More

ASIC investigation requested into New Hope statements

New Acland coal mine - Credit - Lock the Gate Alliance

21 July 2021 Australian coal company New Hope has a track-record of dodging questions about the material financial risks to its business from climate change. That’s why this week EDO Australia, on behalf of Market Forces, wrote to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) requesting an investigation into potentially … Read More

Coal affair sinks Mark Vaile’s uni application

23 June 2021 Thanks to an enormous backlash from students, staff, alumni, donors and the NTEU, former Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of Whitehaven Coal Mark Vaile decided to walk away from his appointment as the next chancellor of Newcastle University [1]. Vaile’s decision underscores that associating with the climate-wrecking … Read More

Woah big spender! New Hope splashes out promoting climate-wrecking coal

New Acland coal mine - Credit - Lock the Gate Alliance

11 June 2021 Data released last month shows that coal company New Hope splurged over $650,000 on the 2020 Queensland election, ranking fourth on a ‘big spenders’ list headed by Clive Palmer’s Mineralogy Pty Ltd [1]. The bulk of the company’s expenditure was on advertising, marketing and public relations advice … Read More

Spotlight on big banks after landmark court decision

Whitehaven coal train protests

28 May 2021 In a landmark judgment yesterday about Whitehaven’s proposed Vickery coal mine, Australia’s Federal Court decided that the national environment minister has a duty of care not to cause harm to young people from climate change. According to Ava Princi, one of the eight school students who brought … Read More

Big banks snub local farmers concerned about Whitehaven Coal

12 April 2021 Whitehaven Coal is one of the biggest coal mining corporations on the Australian share market and some of the world’s biggest banks, including Westpac, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank, played a key role in lending $1 billion to the company in 2020.  ANZ and Commonwealth Bank have … Read More

Media release: Siemens decides to work on Adani Carmichael coal project

Responding to the news that Siemens has decided to continue working on the Adani Carmichael coal export project, Market Forces Executive Director Julien Vincent said: “Siemens’ appalling decision to keep working on Adani’s climate-wrecking coal mine shows its indifference to the horrendous climate change impacts being faced by Australia and the rest … 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

Cooper Energy following 4°C global warming path

Chevron offshore gas

7 November 2019 In response to questioning at the company’s annual general meeting today, Cooper Energy confirmed it has “set its future operations against” a 4°C global warming scenario. Cooper’s 2019 Sustainability Report stated the company is developing scenarios to assess climate-related risks and opportunities, which it says are based … Read More

Choked by Coal: the Carbon Catastrophe in Bangladesh

New analysis shows China, UK and Japan driving 63-fold coal power expansion in Bangladesh Media Release: 6 November 2019 Massive coal-based power expansion in Bangladesh is set to propel it into the ranks of the world’s worst polluters, says a major new report out today. The expansion not only threatens … Read More