Green Washing in Petroleum Industry

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The Abstract.
Green Washing is “an environmental claim which is unsubstantiated (a fib) or irrelevant (a distraction). Found in advertising, PR or on packaging, and made about people, organizations and products. to preserve and expand their markets by posing as friends of the environment and leaders in the struggle to eradicate poverty the purpose of green washing is to preserve and expand their markets by posing as friends of the environment and leaders in the struggle to eradicate poverty. The history of green washing begins with research of environmentalist Jay Westerveld in 1986, in an essay regarding the hotel industry’s practice of placing green placards in each room, promoting reuse of guest-towels, ostensibly to “save the environment.
Energy sector represents “biomass, coal, electricity, geothermal energy, hydrogen, hydropower, natural gas, nuclear power, petroleum, solar power, and power wind”, companies involved in generating energy.
In this research paper, main focus is analyzing major energy industry components such as Petroleum industry, Nuclear power industry and Coal power industry, in order to explore the related Green Washing phenomenon. As an example for green washing, “Australian Federal Government’s Green Washing Campaign of nuclear power as a “clean” energy source and as the primary solution to reduce Australia’s green house emissions”, analyzed in this research.
As an example in coal industry “ the clean coal” campaign recognized and analyzed as an green washing propaganda done by both government and private corporations.
In petroleum industry, green washing occurs in two ways such as marketing campaign and research contributions. BP’s Beyond petroleum, and Chevrons “people do” advertising campaigns recognized as a green washing attempts and analyzed. Also ten chosen research agreements between corporations and universities is…...

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