Greenpeace deliver 500 solar panels to BP, shutdown HQ
3am this morning, 100 Greenpeace activists delivered 500 solar panels with a total area of over 800 square metres to BP’s London Headquarters in St James’ Square, London. All six office doors around the building have been blocked with activists locked to dirty oil barrels to prevent staff from entering.
Police prevented the activists from installing the panels on the pavements and roads surrounding the offices but there are currently 50 activists blocking the road outside the HQ.
BP has caused more carbon emissions in the last fifty years than any other European company, and is currently the highest-spending lobbyist against climate legislation amongst the oil majors.
Today is the first day on the job of BP’s new CEO, Bernard Looney, who is expected to commission a report on BP’s future direction in a warming world, to be published in the summer.
But despite the warm words, BP are still intending to spend $71 billion developing new oil and gas fields this decade – £32 for every £1 they invest in renewables – and they are a world leader in lobbying to block legislation which could speed up the decarbonisation of our economy. The Trump administration has given a significant boost to their efforts in recent years, abandoning or weakening environmental regulations at BP’s request.
Source / More : Greenpeace
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