Phoebe Cooke

About

Phoebe is Senior Reporter at DeSmog, where she joined researching corporate interest in forest carbon offsets in March 2020. She previously trained as a news reporter across local titles in Essex and East London, before going freelance in 2017. Her work has since appeared in The Independent, The Evening Standard, The Sun Online, Deutsche Welle, The Local and Prospect Magazine. She holds a degree in German from Oxford University and a senior diploma in newspaper journalism. She is currently completing a part-time Master’s in Global Environmental Policy and Politics at Birkbeck, University of London.

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Leaked documents show UK power plant Drax is at the heart of lobbying efforts to dilute EU biodiversity rules that could limit its supply of wood.

Leaked documents show UK power plant Drax is at the heart of lobbying efforts to dilute EU biodiversity rules that could limit its supply of wood.
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Campaigners are pushing for sharper definitions to help tech firms weed out false or misleading information.

Campaigners are pushing for sharper definitions to help tech firms weed out false or misleading information.
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The voluntary carbon market is growing, but Indigenous groups are still not represented on the council launched to ensure the sector works for people and planet.

The voluntary carbon market is growing, but Indigenous groups are still not represented on the council launched to ensure the sector works for people and planet.
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Over a dozen members of the House of Lords have ties to oil and gas companies active in Russia, DeSmog can reveal.

Over a dozen members of the House of Lords have ties to oil and gas companies active in Russia, DeSmog can reveal.
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The report also pointed the finger at journalists for providing false balance to “contrarian” voices in their coverage of the issue.

The report also pointed the finger at journalists for providing false balance to “contrarian” voices in their coverage of the issue.
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Mackinlay's recent hire, Harry Wilkinson, who is head of policy at the Global Warming Policy Foundation, has said "the 'climate crisis' is a religious belief, nothing to do with science”.

Mackinlay's recent hire, Harry Wilkinson, who is head of policy at the Global Warming Policy Foundation, has said "the 'climate crisis' is a religious belief, nothing to do with science”.
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“Most companies and financial institutions with the greatest ability to halt deforestation are doing little or nothing,” said Niki Mardas, Executive Director at Global Canopy, which conducted the research.

“Most companies and financial institutions with the greatest ability to halt deforestation are doing little or nothing,” said Niki Mardas, Executive Director at Global Canopy, which conducted the research.
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Critics say the North Yorkshire power station is likely to continue burning wood pellets for electricity, and that the amounts granted to new projects are too low to result in any significant technological breakthroughs.

Critics say the North Yorkshire power station is likely to continue burning wood pellets for electricity, and that the amounts granted to new projects are too low to result in any significant technological breakthroughs.
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DeSmog's UK team looks back at the best stories of a turbulent year.

DeSmog's UK team looks back at the best stories of a turbulent year.
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Marcus Fysh, the MP for Yeovil, also has a stake in two banks that have financed billions in fossil fuels.

Marcus Fysh, the MP for Yeovil, also has a stake in two banks that have financed billions in fossil fuels.
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Leaked documents show UK power plant Drax is at the heart of lobbying efforts to dilute EU biodiversity rules that could limit its supply of wood.

Leaked documents show UK power plant Drax is at the heart of lobbying efforts to dilute EU biodiversity rules that could limit its supply of wood.
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Campaigners are pushing for sharper definitions to help tech firms weed out false or misleading information.

Campaigners are pushing for sharper definitions to help tech firms weed out false or misleading information.
on

The voluntary carbon market is growing, but Indigenous groups are still not represented on the council launched to ensure the sector works for people and planet.

The voluntary carbon market is growing, but Indigenous groups are still not represented on the council launched to ensure the sector works for people and planet.
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Over a dozen members of the House of Lords have ties to oil and gas companies active in Russia, DeSmog can reveal.

Over a dozen members of the House of Lords have ties to oil and gas companies active in Russia, DeSmog can reveal.
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The report also pointed the finger at journalists for providing false balance to “contrarian” voices in their coverage of the issue.

The report also pointed the finger at journalists for providing false balance to “contrarian” voices in their coverage of the issue.
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Mackinlay's recent hire, Harry Wilkinson, who is head of policy at the Global Warming Policy Foundation, has said "the 'climate crisis' is a religious belief, nothing to do with science”.

Mackinlay's recent hire, Harry Wilkinson, who is head of policy at the Global Warming Policy Foundation, has said "the 'climate crisis' is a religious belief, nothing to do with science”.
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“Most companies and financial institutions with the greatest ability to halt deforestation are doing little or nothing,” said Niki Mardas, Executive Director at Global Canopy, which conducted the research.

“Most companies and financial institutions with the greatest ability to halt deforestation are doing little or nothing,” said Niki Mardas, Executive Director at Global Canopy, which conducted the research.
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Critics say the North Yorkshire power station is likely to continue burning wood pellets for electricity, and that the amounts granted to new projects are too low to result in any significant technological breakthroughs.

Critics say the North Yorkshire power station is likely to continue burning wood pellets for electricity, and that the amounts granted to new projects are too low to result in any significant technological breakthroughs.
Analysis
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DeSmog's UK team looks back at the best stories of a turbulent year.

DeSmog's UK team looks back at the best stories of a turbulent year.
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Marcus Fysh, the MP for Yeovil, also has a stake in two banks that have financed billions in fossil fuels.

Marcus Fysh, the MP for Yeovil, also has a stake in two banks that have financed billions in fossil fuels.