Shell Tells Blair to Set Strict Emission Targets

June 7, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

It could be seen as an act of greenwashing bravado or one of true corporate social responsibility. But one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, Shell, yesterday joined other British companies in urging Tony Blair to set stricter limits on greenhouse emissions.

The Man Who Sold the Planet

June 1, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

The headline says it all: “The Man Who Sold the Planet”. Today’s Independent newspaper launches a major offensive at Exxon and Lee Raymond, the “Darth Vader of global warming” for their “denial that carbon emissions cause climate change”. Reporting on yesterday’s Exxon AGM, the paper says: “Lee Raymond, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, has … Read More

Yes Men Hit Halliburton

May 16, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

On a lighter note. At the end of last week, the Yes Men, a group of activists known for their stunts against corporate executives, targetted Halliburton, the global oil services company. Pretending to be Halliburton executives they gave a presentation at a trade conference in Florida advocating the use of “SurvivaBall”, a large inflatable suit … Read More

More Shell Greenwash

May 12, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

More greenwashing from Shell. The company has just released it Sustainability report for 2005. Shell and sustainability you might reason is a contradiction in terms. Not so, argues the company. The report is part of is “continuing dialogue with stakeholders,” and its commitment to meet the world’s energy challenge in “in environmentally and socially responsible … Read More

Art Not Oil

April 18, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Earlier today I said we haven’t got it in for BP. So, in the interests of impartiality, I am just passing this message on and not commenting on yet another organisation or person having a go at this Great British institution. It concerns Art Not Oil which is “a rolling exhibition aimed at encouraging artists … Read More

BP: Beyond Pathetic

April 10, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Given what we have been saying about BP on the site recently, it is amusing to read a a different angle from Thomas Borelli, the editor of and a senior fellow at The National Center for Public Policy Research, about BP’s advertising campaign.

Exposing Exxon’s Pit Bull

April 7, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Great article from Business Week Magazine about how Exxon attacked Greenpeace through an organisation called Public Interest Watch. Although this was recently reported in the Wall Street Journal, what was not reported was the role of the shadowy PR firm called Dezenhall Resources, whom the article calls the “pit bull of PR”.  If you want … Read More