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Big Power’s green energy scam blocked

The UK power regulator has introduced a new certification scheme aimed at stopping power companies from marketing ‘green’ tariffs that arent really green.

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EDF:“Biggest greenwash in corporate history”

French energy company EDF stands accused of ‘Green Jack’, high-jacking the green Union Jack which already belongs to a small eco-energy company in the UK. It is accused of promoting itself as Green, when only 6% of its out put is sourced by renewables.

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Dumb idea

Rerev boss in his low-carbon shirt AP reports that the campus gym at the University of Oregon has installed dynamos on each of its running machines, to generate electric power. But the twittish academics freely admit the idea is not … Continued



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Diary of a Greenwash coup

We hope she was well paidThis week saw Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford continuing to plug lighting products from Osram Sylvania with the switching on of their CFL-lit tree in a tacky New York office (pictured). What is going on … Continued

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Reclaiming “Green”

Writer Keith Farnish takes up the cudgels to support the word “Green” in an ongoing debate over whether the word is now so over-used its meaningless.

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Brown is the new Green

Big Brother’s marketing men have appropriated the word ‘Green’ to help sell us more stuff — it’s time for a new word.