Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME)

InfluenceMap Score
E
Performance Band
32%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Materials
Head​quarters:
Perth, Australia
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA appears to be largely opposing action on climate change.

Although the group has accepted the need to dramatically reduce emissions in response to climate change, it has tended to not place this in a clearly defined timeframe. The group's support for government regulations to achieve this appears to be limited; having consistently expressed preference for a market-based mechanism in response to climate change and stressed that any policy must not affect the international competitiveness of the trade exposed industries they represent.

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy appears to have actively opposed a number of specific climate change policies, including the 2011 carbon tax and the Renewable Energy Target, as well as a renewable energy target specifically for Western Australia. Notably, the group appears to have very actively opposed EPA guidelines published in March 2019 that would have required large facilities producing over 100,000 tonnes of CO2 per year to offset their emissions; these guidelines were subsequently substantially weakened in December 2019, which the CMEWA appears to have supported.

While the Chamber of Minerals and Energy has stated support for a 'measured' transition of the energy mix, overall the group appears broadly unsupportive of measures to transition the energy mix; for example, in May 2017, the group seemed to support an ongoing role for coal in the energy mix. In 2020, CMEWA also appears to support a long term role for gas in the Australian energy mix, and the group publicly supported fracking in 2018. In November 2018, CMEWA appeared not to support policies to develop the electric vehicle industry in Western Australia, however, in 2020, CMEWA has supported policies to develop the lithium-ion battery industry.

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy participates in Minerals Council of Australia’s Climate and Energy Committee, but there is limited transparency over the nature of this relationship.

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Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
NS 0 NA 0 NS 0 NS NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
0 NS NA 0 NS 0 NS NA
Support of UN Climate Process
NS NS NA 0 NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
-1 NA NA NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
-2 NS NA -2 -2 -2 NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NA 0 0 NS NS NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy
NS NS NA -1 -2 NS NS NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
-1 0 NA 0 0 0 NS NA
GHG Emission Regulation
-1 -2 NA -1 -1 -1 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NA NA NA NA NA NS NA