Hesta dumps thermal coal, commits to net-zero portfolio

26 June 2020 $52 billion health industry super fund Hesta today announced it will fully divest from companies deriving more than 15% of revenue from coal that is used for energy generation, known as thermal coal. The fund has also committed to “reducing the absolute carbon emissions in its investment … Read More

FAR Ltd betting against Paris climate goals

An offshore oil rig

27 May 2020 FAR Ltd is an oil and gas exploration company, with one major project nearing development: the Sangomar oil field off Senegal’s coast. With the company’s entire business model predicated on new oil and gas developments that cannot be burned in a 1.5°C warming scenario, Market Forces has … Read More

Fossil fuel investments tanking

16 May 2020 The value of Australia’s fossil fuel producers has tanked over the last 10 years, a trend which has been exacerbated during the Covid-19 pandemic. We identified 11 companies in the top 300 listed on the Australian share market (ASX 300) whose sole business is producing coal, oil … Read More

Caltex still has no emission targets or fossil fuel exit plans

14 May 2020 Caltex claims to support the Paris climate goals, but still has not set any targets to bring down its greenhouse gas emissions, or transition away from its fossil fuel operations. The company today told shareholders it plans to continue investing in its oil refining business, which has … Read More

Oil Search must abandon oil and gas expansion

1 May 2020 Oil Search, Australia’s third largest pure play oil and gas company, today told shareholders its current strategic review will lead the company to “settling on a strategy that is consistent with the interests of shareholders.“  Company Chair Richard Lee went on to say, “we wouldn’t set in … Read More

Do you pay more tax than the big fossil fuel companies?

For all the environmental and climate destruction wrought by the fossil fuel industry here in Australia and globally, you’d think there must be a significant payback through taxes, right? Well, sadly, there are ways for massive fossil fuel companies to minimise their tax bills in Australia, and these companies are … 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