A German court on Friday, May 20, 2022, is set to begin hearing a case brought against Volkswagen by a farmer who claims the automaker is partly responsible for the impact that global warming is having on his family business.
Official plans call for boosting coal production capacity by 300 million tons this year, according to news reports. That is equal to 7% of last year’s output of 4.1 billion tons, which was an increase of 5.7% over 2020.
The plan will please the EU’s two most powerful nations: France is reliant on nuclear power, which raises concerns about its long-term impact on the environment, and Germany depends on gas, a a fossil fuel many consider a bridge to renewables.
Activists with Greenpeace Canada returned to the Toronto headquarters of the Royal Bank of Canada to raise the issue of fossil fuel financing on Tuesday, with two people hoisted onto elevated platforms for several hours to share their divestment message.
The group argues the Drive Carbon Neutral program is greenwashing, and is therefore tricking customers into participating in an initiative with false claims, which it says goes against the Competition Act.
The head of environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday, October 21, 2021, warned against efforts by countries and corporations at the upcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the planet.