Sydney Airport – “still above water so we’re in good shape”

25 May 2018 “According to Coastal Risk Australia, sea level rise is expected to flood parts of the Sydney Airport runway. This flooding occurs even in the low scenario, where the expectation is that there would be a worldwide reduction in global emissions. What current modelling is our company using … Read More

Shareholders concerned about LNG Limited’s attitude

In response to a shareholder’s question at LNG Ltd’s annual general meeting yesterday in Melbourne, the company’s auditor failed to define climate change as a material risk. The auditor also claimed that it wasn’t their job to assess matters of business risk. An unusual answer considering that in other companies, … Read More

Media Release: Palaszczuk’s broken promise on QIC Adani trainwreck

Palaszczuk’s broken promise on QIC Adani trainwreck Friday 31 March, 2017: Support to Adani’s rail infrastructure from QIC is in clear breach of Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s election promise not to use public money to prop up the controversial coal project, according to environmental finance group, Market Forces. “QIC, wholly owned by … Read More

Climate change denial goes mainstream at Macquarie AGM

28 July 2016 “There are two sides to this debate.” These were the remarks of the Macquarie Group Chairman Peter Warne, after their AGM descended into somewhat of a farce earlier today, as shareholders asked tough questions of a bank that is fast becoming a significant fossil fuel player and … Read More

NAB chalks first stranded coal power plant

9 July 2016 The Callide C coal-fired power station in Central Queensland has gone into receivership after failing to make a $50 million payment on its debt which expired last month. Several news sources, including the Australian Financial Review, are reporting the development but what has so far gone unnoticed … Read More

Tough questions asked at Woodside AGM

22 April 2016 Woodside Petroleum’s annual general meeting in Perth yesterday saw Chairman Michael Chaney and CEO Peter Coleman face questions over political donations and corruption, as well as how their business model – grabbing fossil fuels out of the ground for other people to burn – fits in with a … Read More

Stranded assets, anyone? Testing times for the fossil fuel market

ORIGINALLY POSTED IN RENEWECONOMY, 17 October 2013 The phrase “buyer beware” is a particularly pertinent one for fossil fuel investors in the current market. The combined effects of global climate action, renewables growth, economic decline and pollution reduction have worked to dampen growth and sap investor confidence, as well as … Read More