Oil for Climate Protection?

November 20, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

Well done, Greenpeace Switzerland. The Swiss oil lobby had the cheek to claim in an advert that heating with oil is a contribution to climate protection. They now had their fingers slapped by the Swiss advertising board, which has prohibited the further use of these ads as they are – you guessed it – misleading. … Read More

The Worst EU Lobbying and Greenwash Awards 2007

November 16, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

Its that time of year again – the worst EU Lobbying and Greenwash Awards 2007. Once again oil companies, car companies, and PR companies working on climate change are on the short-list. If you want to vote go here. The ‘Worst EU Lobbying’ Award is to be given to the lobbyist, company or lobby group … Read More

Shell Wildlife Exhibition Hit by “Songs of Freedom”

October 29, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

Poor old Shell. There it goes sponsoring the prestigious BBC “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London and 15 or so folk turned up and started singing “a new hymn of hope to an oil-free future”. The protesters started singing inside the Natural History Museum, gradually being removed by … Read More

Toyota’s Environmental Image Challenged

October 5, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

It may be the automaker that has given us the Prius, but Toyoto is coming under attack from green groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council, who are challenging Toyota’s opposition to strict fuel economy standards pending in Congress. It is a position the Japanese company shares with General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.

Alaska: BP Begins PR Massive Campaign

July 9, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

BP has started an unprecedented public relations campaign in Alaska, trying to rebuild its battered image after last year’s oil spills and shutdown in Prudhoe Bay. In recent weeks, the oil giant has held parties, barbecues and picnics around the state touting the 30th anniversary of the Prudhoe Bay field startup on June 20, 1977. … Read More

Awarding Deception on Climate

June 26, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

Will Nicolas Robin of Brussels-based lobbying firm Cabinet Stewart become ‘European consultant of the year’ when the winners of the “Public Affairs News Awards” are announced on 5 July? Mr. Robin has been nominated for his work for the International Council for Capital Formation (ICCF), a subsidiary of the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF).

Shell Accused of “Cynical” Greenwashing

June 12, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

Oil giant Shell was accused yesterday of “cynical” greenwashing for saying one thing and doing another in the fight against climate change. At a “summit” on the issue organised by the Guardian newspaper in London, Tony Juniper, executive director of Friends of the Earth, accused Shell of sponsoring the event in a bid to align … Read More

Formula One Goes Green

February 27, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post 4 Comments

Someone’s taking the proverbial here. This is Greenwash to the extreme. Many people think Formula One is one of the most extravagant and polluting sports there is. Some people would not even call it a sport. Despite its cars doing little more than four miles to the gallon, the Honda Formula One team tried to … Read More

Santas Target Natural History Museum

December 18, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Visitors to the London Natural History Museum were met by a Santa with a difference when Santas Against Excessive Consumption (SAEC) dropped in last Saturday. Visitors were treated to placards saying ‘Lappland is melting’ and ‘Reindeer can’t swim’ placards, explaining what excessive consumption is doing to the planet.