Complaints about advertising campaign
The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has lodged a formal complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) concerning the current poster campaign for offshore wind at Westminster tube station claiming it is a deliberate attempt to influence MPs, peers and other decision-makers.
The organisations behind this advertising all have financial or anti-fossil fuels interests.
The posters claim that ‘the price paid for electricity from offshore wind farms has fallen by 50 per cent over the past five years’.
GWPF claims this is untrue. Dr Peiser, the director of GWPF, said: ‘The claims in this campaign are some of the most blatant distortions of the truth that I have seen in prowind advertising.’
Those funding the advertising include Dong Energy, GE, Scottish Power Renewables, Siemens Gamesa, SSE, Vattenfall, Greenpeace, Marine Conservation Society and WWF.
An impressive array against ASA but ASA shocked Friends of the Earth (FoE) earlier this year by heavily censoring FoE over its scaremongering anti-fracking leaflet.
If this GWPF complaint is upheld the charities involved should lose their charitable status. Clark Cross, Springfield Road, Linlithgow.