BP’s green ambitions are more about securing social licence than saving the planet
It’s unclear how the fossil fuel giant can reach ‘net-zero’ carbon emissions while continuing to pump oil and gas
On the face of it, the new “net-zero” emissions plan from BP is ambitious and impressive.
Dig down into the details, however, and there are signs of the oil giant trying to maintain its fading social licence to produce fossil fuels, rather than a realistic plan to avoid dangerous global warming.
Last week, the new Irish head of BP, Bernard Looney, announced the company’s new and improved green ambitions to great fanfare in...
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