“Tracking the relationship between the oil supermajors and climate change”

“The oil supermajors — Chevron, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Total — want you to know they get climate change, and they are working on it. After all: BP changed its name in 2000 to “Beyond Petroleum” and changed its logo to that green flower-sun thingy. Shell launched “Shell New Energies.” ExxonMobil invested in letting the world know it’s working on biofuels by buying ads during the 2016 Olympics. All say they support the Paris Agreement and are investing in clean energy. Indeed, a new report from InfluenceMap shows the supermajors have invested millions to brand themselves as climate champions. Which begs the question: Where does the talk stop and the action start?”


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