24 May 2009

Climate Greenwash: Vattenfall win

On arriving in Copenhagen, I went straight to the Climate Greenwash Awards ceremony. Swedish energy company Vattenfall won, with 39 per cent of the votes. The company was nominated for “its mastery of spin on climate change, portraying itself as a climate champion while lobbying to continue business as usual, using coal, nuclear power, and pseudo-solutions such as agrofuels and carbon capture and storage (CCS).”

A special award also went to the Danish government, for its role in helping establish the World Business Summit on Climate Change, which starts today.

Someone had the bright idea to serve "greenwash" as a drink - good concept, but it tasted like mouthwash with alcohol added to it.

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