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More Shell greenwash escapes regulation

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has refused to investigate two greenwashing Shell adverts, despite assurances that a ruling against Shell in June 2023 would act as a precedent to prevent fossil fuel companies from misrepresenting their environmental credentials in future ads. Meanwhile, the regulator has banned an advert designed to build public support for London’s…Continue reading More Shell greenwash escapes regulation

Equinor ad ban reveals deliberate political targeting before Rosebank decision

In December 2023, Norwegian oil giant Equinor’s “Broader Energy” adverts were banned as officially “misleading” by the UK advertising regulator. As reported by the Financial Times, the ban reveals the deliberate political influence of fossil fuel advertising and greenwash, with devastating consequences for the climate. Equinor’s ‘Broader Energy’ ads were banned for implying that wind farms, oil and…Continue reading Equinor ad ban reveals deliberate political targeting before Rosebank decision

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Opinion: As protests disrupt ‘Oscars of Oil’, greenwashing wins Best Support Act

The gas and oil industry have long been the masters of secrecy and misdirection, like the magician pulling a rabbit out of a tophat while they quietly slip the watch from your wrist. And, as Greta Thunberg was carried into the back of a police van and charged with public order offences this week, the…Continue reading Opinion: As protests disrupt ‘Oscars of Oil’, greenwashing wins Best Support Act

🚫 (Another) Repsol advert banned for greenwashing 🚫

The UK advertising watchdog has banned another Big Oil advert for greenwashing, following Adfree Cities’ complaint. Spanish oil company Repsol’s advert was banned for misleadingly focusing on renewable hydrogen, when the firm’s production of this fuel type is not yet in operation and the vast proportion of Repsol’s business remains in fossil fuels.  The litmus…Continue reading 🚫 (Another) Repsol advert banned for greenwashing 🚫

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Adfree Cities Newsletter – Special Hell Bus Edition, October 2023

This is a copy of our monthly newsletter. If you’d like to receive updates from Adfree Cities or your local Adblock group by email, sign up to our mailing lists now. This week, we bring you a special edition from the belly of the Hell Bus, as we continue our anti-greenwash tour across the country….Continue reading Adfree Cities Newsletter – Special Hell Bus Edition, October 2023