This morning in the luxurious Plaza Hotel in Brussels, many of the world top oil firms assembled for a conference on “Go Net Zero Energy.” But newly released internal documents reveal that Big Oil messaging on climate change and net zero are based on spin and “deception”.
BP’s Russian lobby group scrubs its website clean of controversial links and past
A key British Russian lobbying group, the board of which included executives from BP, and whose hierarchy included British Royalty, British and Russian Ambassadors and ex-British parliamentarians, has quietly erased online content about its activities and personnel over the last few weeks.
Exxon’s 2050 net zero pledge dismissed as “greenwashing” and “gaslighting”
ExxonMobil is a company that for decades has done more than any other to spread climate denial. But now the climate laggard wants you to believe it is becoming a climate champion.
New study exposes how the PR industry helped spin climate misinformation for decades
A new peer-reviewed study has analysed the so far under-reported role that PR firms played promoting climate misinformation from the late eighties to 2020. It makes for fascinating reading.
Big Oil & API spending millions on Facebook & Instagram to misleadingly spin “gas is green”
A great joint investigation by Channel 4 news in the UK and InfluenceMap has found that oil industry lobbyists are using social media such as Facebook and Instagram to promote the continued use of gas and the myth that gas is a green fuel.
Crude Britannia: Understanding how oil shapes a nation
There is a great and timely book that has been published entitled Crude Britannia, which looks at how oil has shaped society and the political landscape of the United Kingdom.
From Nigeria to Canada: A global arts celebration tomorrow to “Dance the guns to silence”
Tomorrow evening, our colleagues at PlatformLondon will be hosting an online global arts event in collaboration with MOSOP (Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People), Shake! And Virtual Migrants, to not only celebrate the Ogoni 9, but also for people to hear from other frontline environmental defenders from key battles against the oil industry. It promises to be an inspirational evening.
Thirty Years on: How Jim Hansen was Proved Right On Climate Change
It is nearly thirty years to the day that one of the world’s leading climate scientists, Dr James Hansen told a panel of the US senate that the “greenhouse effect was here”.
PR Company Tries to Hide Links to New Pro-Fossil Fuel Investment Group
Last month, Oil Change International and Desmogblog reported on the formation of a new organization, The Institute for Pension Fund Integrity (IPFI), which had published its first “white paper” on “getting politics out of pensions.”
Is Fossil Fuel Industry Secretly Behind a New Campaign Against Fossil Fuel Divestment?
Last week a newly formed organization, The Institute for Pension Fund Integrity (IPFI), published its first “white paper” on the topical issue of “getting politics out of pensions”.