Greenwashing is a systemic problem at UK banks

Greenwashing has become a 'systemic problem' among UK banks despite universal claims that sustainability is at the heart of their business, a new survey has found.

Greenwashing Kills, Deutsche Bank!

While #DeutscheBank celebrated itself at its annual general meeting, we drew attention to the bank’s true deeds. Directly in front of the headquarters in #Frankfurt: Our official action video-

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What’s Greenwashing, is it bad? How do we identify it?

Greenwashing is all over the place and was right under my nose. I did a small amount of research on a few brands of scrubbies that were said to be ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘sustainable’. This turned out to be false, and a case of greenwashing.

In this video, I explain what greenwashing is and what we can do to fight it.

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Heating your home with HYDROGEN. A green solution or a greenwashing scam?

Hydrogen is a hot topic in the energy world right now. It certainly looks like it will play a very significant role in the global energy decarbonisation challenge. Gas suppliers and boiler makers are lobbying hard for the use of hydrogen in domestic heating systems. But is that the right road to take?

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Research Links

ZEB battery from Tepeo

Hydrogen blending damage to existing gas pipelines

IRENA Research Paper

Delivering Net Zero Carbon Heat : Olympios et al 2022

EU Paper on Renewable Space Heating

RAP – Getting on Track to Net Zero

IPCC – Mitigation of Climate Change

IEA – Net Zero by 2050

Potential and Risks of hydrogen based e-fuels : Ueckerdt et al 2021 &r3_referer=nature

McKinsey Report

Energy Transitions Commission Report

The Clean Hydrogen Ladder : Michael Liebrich 2021

ICCT – Hydrogen for Heating?


Net Zero in the Heating Sector : Slorach & Stamford 2021

Agora Energiewende


Research Square

Ariadne Projekt

Element Energy – The consumer cost of decarbonised heat

Element Energy – Cost Analysis of future heat infrastructure options

Wuppertal Institut

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UK government hires independent experts to call out ‘greenwashing’ firms

Ever wondered if claims from businesses that they are going green are too good to be true? (Subscribe:

You’re not alone. A new expert body has been tasked by the government to tackle the problem of ‘greenwashing’ by setting out what constitutes a truly environmentally-sustainable investment.

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