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Action for week starting 26.07.2021 – Adani Group’s investors

Another excellent action from Market Forces, asking us to tell investors and bankers to cut ties with Adani Group companies to avoid facing serious reputational risk, unless the Adani Group discontinues its massive fossil fuel expansion plans. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has found that achieving net zero emissions by 2050 means no new or … Continue reading Action for week starting 26.07.2021 – Adani Group’s investors

Action for week starting 19.7.2021– Sustainalytics rating of Adani Ports

Sustainanalytics is an influential ratings agency to which ESG (Environment Social Governance) conscious investors look to help inform their investment decisions. Market Forces is asking us to send an email demanding that Sustainalytics reviews their ESG rating of Adani Ports as ‘low risk’ in view of Adani’s history of risky interests in coal, oil and … Continue reading Action for week starting 19.7.2021– Sustainalytics rating of Adani Ports

Action for week starting 7.6.21 – Reject $600m spend on gas power station

Federal government plans to spend $600 million taxpayers money on GAS power station The federal government is proposing to spend $600 million of taxpayers money to build a massive new gas power station in Kurri Kurri NSW. The Climate Council has drafted a science-backed submission to the Environmental Impact Statement for this development, calling on … Continue reading Action for week starting 7.6.21 – Reject $600m spend on gas power station

Action for week starting 26.10.20 – submission to Senate Committee

Tell the Senate Committee how you feel about the hijack of our clean energy agencies’ funding to prop up fracking and gas pipelines. Angus Taylor's legislation to divert taxpayer funds in the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFS)  from renewable projects to fund fracking and gas pipelines has been … Continue reading Action for week starting 26.10.20 – submission to Senate Committee

Action for week starting 12.10.2020 – Stop changes to ARENA and CEFC

The Morrison Government has confirmed it intends to use Australia's clean energy banks to prop up fossil fuels. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) are publicly-funded clean energy agencies, designed to invest in projects that reduce emissions and create long-term solutions for Australia’s energy market. The federal government has announced that it intends … Continue reading Action for week starting 12.10.2020 – Stop changes to ARENA and CEFC

Action for week starting 21.9.20 – A renewables-led recovery NOT a gas-led one

Tell the federal government we want a renewables-led recovery not a gas-led one! A tweet from Mike Cannon-Brookes says it all – AEMO (Australia Energy Market Operator): More  gas generation not needed.CSIRO: Gas = expensive electricity.Economists: Gas extraction creates very few jobs.Scientists: Gas is incompatible with our Paris goals.Investors: Gas has bad returns.  No $s.Politicians: … Continue reading Action for week starting 21.9.20 – A renewables-led recovery NOT a gas-led one

Urgent Action! Sign by noon tomorrow – Wed 16 Sept

Sign the Climate Council’s open letter to the Royal Commissioners into National Natural Disaster Arrangements. The just released Draft Propositions for public feedback do not adequately recognise the direct influence of climate change in fuelling worsening bushfires. The Climate Council is writing directly to the Commissioners urging them to recommend strong climate policies from all … Continue reading Urgent Action! Sign by noon tomorrow – Wed 16 Sept

Action for week starting 7.9.20 – End QBE support for oil and gas projects

Call on QBE, Australia’s second largest global insurer, to end its support for oil and gas projects. Last year Suncorp, one of Australia’s biggest insurance companies, committed to phasing out insuring of and investing in thermal coal.  It has now extended this policy to oil and gas production and exploration. This leaves QBE isolated as … Continue reading Action for week starting 7.9.20 – End QBE support for oil and gas projects