'Lightweight PR and greenwash' – BP's low-carbon plan dismissed - News Summed Up

'Lightweight PR and greenwash' – BP's low-carbon plan dismissed


Environmental leaders have dismissed BP’s new low-carbon strategy as “greenwash” and a lightweight response to climate change and the energy market’s rapid switch to renewables. That is equal to about 7% of its current operational emissions. Tom Burke, the chairman of environmental thinktank E3G and a former BP adviser, said: “Who cares about operational emissions? This is a 20th century response to a 21st century problem.”The former UK government adviser characterised the plan as “lightweight PR” and “greenwash”. “Improvements in BP’s operational emissions, while welcome, are too small to move the needle to prevent runaway climate change or reduce BP’s exposure to carbon risk,” Luke Sussams, the senior researcher at Carbon Tracker, said.


Source: The Guardian April 16, 2018 13:05 UTC


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