Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Oil companies love them some Earth, Wind & Fire.

Oil companies really, really want to cut energy consumption and reduce emissions. I totally believe them. Shutup. I do. You know why? Because they've spent millions upon millions on the marketing of their alternative fuel initiatives. bp has its alternativenergy (note the shared "e"). Shell has its Energise. ExxonMobil has its, uh, Global Energy Management System (GEMS), no trademark that I can find (it is a bit clunky). See, you Green Meanies? They care. Look at all the thought and work that went into that pretty bp artwork. And soon, very soon, before it's too late, maybe, they'll get around to spending some very real money on the actual initiatives.

1. bp. Beyond Poopycock.
2. A $36.13 Billion Dollar Smile.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the $50 billion oil firm that led Brazil's energy independence:

EVERY car sold in Brazil runs on 100% alcohol and EVERY gas station sells it. The price at the pump makes up people's minds each time they fill up their tanks.

Sad that this third world country made energy independence a stated national goal and acheived it within ten years, but we don't even have an energy policy.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That shared "e" is HOT, but you sort of cripple your little jab when you forget the "r."

7:57 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

(sheepishly) thanks anon...

8:04 PM  
Blogger Mervyn said...

Yea that bp logo is actually planet earth exploding.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oil companies have spent more on marketing how green they are with their renewable energies, than they actually spend on...renewable energy.

True story: I was at a conference on renewable energy, called in a favor with the conference organisers and got a dinner place between the VP's for Sustainability at two major European oil companies at the 'gala' rubber-chicken dinner. Both admitted that their companies do not plan to actually make any money on renewables in the near future, or in the far future.

3:46 PM  

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