In the same way Tobacco now claims to be the world’s largest investor in QUIT The Fossil Fuel Industry claims to be the biggest leader in the transition away from damaging products. Both in fact are the largest advertisers intentionally stalling the transition to renewables. Any wonder Murdoch is totally beholden to them
By Christian Downie, Australian National University and Robert Brulle, Brown University / The Conversation You’ve probably seen ads promoting gas and oil companies as the solutions to climate change. They’re meant to be inspiring and hopeful, with scenes of a green, clean future. But shiny ads are not all these companies do to protect their commercial interests in the […]
What this means for climate policy
Fossil fuel companies, which reported record profits in 2022, still spend more on political activities than their trade associations do.
But industry groups historically opposed to climate policies are also big spenders, as our research shows. They outspent those that support actions to slow climate change, such as the solar and wind industries, by a whopping $2 billion to $74.5 million over the 10 years we reviewed.
Source: Big Oil’s Trade Group Allies Outspent Clean Energy Groups by a Whopping 27x, With Billions in Ads and Lobbying To Keep Fossil Fuels Flowing – scheerpost.com