Polluters profiting from pandemic bailouts

5 October 2020

New research by the Fossil Free Politics campaign reveals a concerted lobbying effort by the fossil fuel industry during Covid-19 to win concessions for climate-damaging energy schemes, gain access to bailout funds, and weaken environmental standards. This is undermining climate action, the EU Green Deal and green recovery.

Bailing out fossil fuels is giving a free rein to polluting coal, oil and gas companies, and is incompatible with climate action.

This report confirms again the enormous influence of the fossil fuel industry on government policies. The authors call for a firewall between decision-makers and fossil fuel lobbyists.