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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“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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Oil and gas companies should be asking themselves whether they are investing in “the right kind of CCS”, its lead author said.

Oil and gas companies should be asking themselves whether they are investing in “the right kind of CCS”, its lead author said.
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The ‘sustainability principles’ outlined in the document could in fact contribute to increased carbon emissions in the atmosphere, a policy analyst has claimed.

The ‘sustainability principles’ outlined in the document could in fact contribute to increased carbon emissions in the atmosphere, a policy analyst has claimed.
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Campaigners criticised the Spanish energy giant and its subsidiary ScottishPower, an official COP26 sponsor, over their green PR at the UN climate summit.

Campaigners criticised the Spanish energy giant and its subsidiary ScottishPower, an official COP26 sponsor, over their green PR at the UN climate summit.
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The major American bank is helping fund the Coastal Gaslink pipeline, which threatens First Nation lands in Canada.

The major American bank is helping fund the Coastal Gaslink pipeline, which threatens First Nation lands in Canada.
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“This is a very cheap shot, really a sign of desperate grasping for something to criticise,” a professor of environmental studies said in response to the news.

“This is a very cheap shot, really a sign of desperate grasping for something to criticise,” a professor of environmental studies said in response to the news.
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The major U.S. car producer has a history of supporting climate science denial and lobbying for weaker climate policies.

The major U.S. car producer has a history of supporting climate science denial and lobbying for weaker climate policies.
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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.
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Oil and gas companies should be asking themselves whether they are investing in “the right kind of CCS”, its lead author said.

Oil and gas companies should be asking themselves whether they are investing in “the right kind of CCS”, its lead author said.
on

The ‘sustainability principles’ outlined in the document could in fact contribute to increased carbon emissions in the atmosphere, a policy analyst has claimed.

The ‘sustainability principles’ outlined in the document could in fact contribute to increased carbon emissions in the atmosphere, a policy analyst has claimed.
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Campaigners criticised the Spanish energy giant and its subsidiary ScottishPower, an official COP26 sponsor, over their green PR at the UN climate summit.

Campaigners criticised the Spanish energy giant and its subsidiary ScottishPower, an official COP26 sponsor, over their green PR at the UN climate summit.
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The major American bank is helping fund the Coastal Gaslink pipeline, which threatens First Nation lands in Canada.

The major American bank is helping fund the Coastal Gaslink pipeline, which threatens First Nation lands in Canada.
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“This is a very cheap shot, really a sign of desperate grasping for something to criticise,” a professor of environmental studies said in response to the news.

“This is a very cheap shot, really a sign of desperate grasping for something to criticise,” a professor of environmental studies said in response to the news.
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The major U.S. car producer has a history of supporting climate science denial and lobbying for weaker climate policies.

The major U.S. car producer has a history of supporting climate science denial and lobbying for weaker climate policies.