Wednesday, December 5, 2007

'Worst EU Greenwash' Goes To German Nuclear Forum

As the Green Nuclear Butterfly gets closer to awarding our first BAA's to various and nefarious folks in the Nuclear Industry, we thought we would share a story just in from Europe where the German Nuclear Forum won the top Greenwashing award...wonder if NEI is funding them in some fashion? You still have 21 days to nominate people for a BAA, so get your nuclear nominations in by emailing today. Leading the nominations so far are NEI, NEI Nuclear Blog, NRC, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, Rod Adams, Exelon, Entergy, Neil Sheehan, Sam Collins and Jim Steets. Surprised no one has nominated Mr. Williams up at Vermont Yankee, or Indian Point.

German car trio and nuclear lobby shamed at 'Worst EU lobbying' awards 2007

December 2007, EU Business

BMW, Daimler and Porsche win public vote for "Worst EU Lobbying Award" and German Atomic Forum receives prize for "Worst EU Greenwash".

German car manufacturers BMW, Daimler and Porsche were disgraced today when they were named winners of a public poll for the 'Worst EU Lobbying' Award 2007. The German Atomic Forum was also named and shamed with a special prize for 'Worst EU Greenwash' at a ceremony in Brussels hosted by the award organisers Corporate Europe Observatory, Friends of the Earth Europe, LobbyControl and SpinWatch.

BMW, Daimler and Porsche - nominated together in the worst EU lobbying category - gained more than 30 per cent of the vote. Their joint lobbying offensive designed to water-down and delay the mandatory CO2 emission reduction targets proposed by the Commission after voluntary targets were not met was deemed to be the worst and most deceptive by voters across Europe.

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