Duncan Dey, Main Arm
I disrupt coal in a few ways, including by living and working off-grid (solar panels and big battery). A second way was by driving through Queensland in 2019 with Bob Brown on the Adani Convoy. Apparently we lost Labor that federal election. Or was it their duality in telling northern Australia they favoured coal for jobs while telling southerners they didn’t?
But the third way is wonderful, and easy; helping the group Market Forces by buying shares in coal companies and ‘sponsoring’ resolutions at each company’s Annual General Meeting. The resolutions are along the lines that they recognise the destructive impacts of burning fossil fuels, as well as the economic peril of investing in their extraction. Many companies have adopted such resolutions over recent years and changed their focus.
There are a few more Australian companies to win over to the sanity of leaving coal in the ground. If readers have energy and some lazy $, I’d be happy to mentor those wanting to pitch in, buy shares, and influence our collective future.