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Activists vow to escalate climate battle at Australia's Woodside

Gas producer becomes lightning rod for debate about Asia's energy transition

Almost 49% of Woodside’s shareholders voted against its carbon emissions policies in a non-binding vote at the company’s annual general meeting in May.   © Woodside Energy

SUNSHINE COAST, Australia -- Australia's Woodside Energy Group, one of the world's largest producers of natural gas, has stepped up investments in technology for capturing the carbon emitted from fossil fuel projects, after suffering a sizable investor revolt over its environmental policies.

The activists who helped deliver the rebuke, however, show no sign of being placated. They are vowing to increase their pressure on the company.

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