BP, EDF hope for Olympic feelgood factor

London 2012 is a chance for two giant representatives of much-tarnished sectors - oil and nuclear fuels - to polish up their images as they supply the event with power.

9th May, 2012
The new London Stadium: fuelled by BP and EDF

Fuel giant BP and the French nuclear company Electricite de France will be using their London 2012 Olympics sponsorships to shake off associations with oil spills and reactor meltdowns.

BP, an official "sustainability partner" for the event, is rolling out biofuels made from sugar cane and grasses to fuel to more than 5,000 vehicles.

EDF, Europe’s largest nuclear generator and owner of 15 British reactors, will supply power as London seeks to map and limit the carbon...

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