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Energy companies accused of greenwashing

A series of investment institutions have published an open letter accusing the mining and energy industry for operating with one climate agenda in the public and another internally, and they call for the industry to stop using lobby groups in organizations including the EU.

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Numerous financially strong investment institutions have published an open letter criticizing multinational energy and mining companies for playing a double game in terms of the climate agenda.

The charges state that companies such as Total, Statoil, BHP Billiton and BP are in public addressing the necessity of climate adjustments, while the companies are at the same time members of lobby groups actively working against climate initiatives from forums including the EU.

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