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Greenpeace urges Danish oil policy revision after report slams TotalEnergies

A new study concludes that the oil and gas major has suppressed information on climate change for decades – and that TotalEnergies can thus not be trusted, prompting the green NGO to call for a complete halt on Danish North Sea fossil fuel projects. The French company denies having withheld knowledge.

Photo: Total Danmark

"Let this serve as a reminder that we can't trust what TotalEnergies says. We must stay focused on what they do in a completely tangible sense – not on what they say," says Greenpeace Denmark Head of Climate and Environmental Policy Helene Hagel commenting on a recently published research paper showing that TotalEnergies has withheld and diluted knowledge about the climatological effects of the company's fossil energy extraction since early the 1970s.

Hagel thus urges Danish Parliament to reconsider on Thursday this week certain exemption clauses for future oil and gas licenses retained in last year's domestic North Sea energy policy, which otherwise set a moratorium on new projects.

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