BHPBilliton Dirty Energy
BHP has now had its second AGM after their London shindig. As ever in Australia the issue of uranium mining featured more strongly, challenging the company over the proposed expansion at Olympic Dam (currently on hold). Also the company is talking about adding phosphate as the fifth pillar of its extractive empire. Otherwise it looks like the climate change debate still dominated the BHPB AGM. It doesn’t sound like the company have come up with any new arguments, except to say they are not interested in renewables and the same old argument that they are meeting demand from China etc. That said, the new CEO Andrew MacKenzie is quoted as saying: “We’re having to think quite quickly about how we adapt our portfolio in light of many of the issues raised at this AGM (climate change)”.