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Accusations of ‘greenwashing’ by big oil companies are well-founded, a new study finds

March 10, 2022

In a recent news article, NPR presents research findings from a study conducted by CSSN Scholars Gregory Trencher and Jusen Asuka. The study focuses on observing four major oil companies and their lack of direction toward cleaner energy production, despite claims made to decarbonize their strategies.

“We thus conclude that the transition to clean energy business models is not occurring, since the magnitude of investments and actions does not match discourse. Until actions and investment behavior are brought into alignment with discourse, accusations of greenwashing appear well-founded.”

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