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Labeling innovation as ‘greenwashing’ diminishes the climate fight

Sarah Hunt writes in The Hill about the need to support private sector involvement in the climate space.

The C3 Take
  • Climate change is a complex challenge that will require a suite of technologies to solve.
  • When activists label breakthroughs like carbon capture or advanced nuclear power as “greenwashing,” they undermine meaningful climate action and innovation.
  • While consumers should hold businesses accountable for dishonest environmental claims, consumers should also be encouraging private sector involvement in the space.

“The truth is that environmental groups and energy firms today are natural allies in the fight against climate change. That’s why it’s so important for both to continue working together for constructive progress and realistic solutions. No matter what the incentives may be for a few bad eggs, now is simply not the moment to waste valuable time advancing the fiction that energy producers aren’t actively fighting climate change when the record shows they are.”

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