DeSmog

Phoebe Cooke

About

Phoebe joined DeSmog in 2020. She is currently co-deputy editor and was previously the organisation’s Senior Reporter.

Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, Politico and Financial Times, as well as German titles Deutsche Welle and Klimareporter. Phoebe is NCTJ-accredited, and holds a degree in German from Oxford University and a Master’s in environmental politics from Birkbeck.

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The nascent Orka movement has gained access to the president after vowing to toss the EU’s Green Deal “in the trash”.

The nascent Orka movement has gained access to the president after vowing to toss the EU’s Green Deal “in the trash”.
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Campaigners likened the fossil fuel company’s patronage of climate events to letting an “arsonist sponsor a fire safety conference”.

Campaigners likened the fossil fuel company’s patronage of climate events to letting an “arsonist sponsor a fire safety conference”.
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Activists aim to make it “politically toxic” for elected representatives to associate with coal, oil and gas companies.

Activists aim to make it “politically toxic” for elected representatives to associate with coal, oil and gas companies.
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Energy efficiency minister Martin Callanan praises DeSmog’s investigation uncovering “false and misleading stories” planted by the gas boiler industry as he reaffirmed the policy in parliament.

Energy efficiency minister Martin Callanan praises DeSmog’s investigation uncovering “false and misleading stories” planted by the gas boiler industry as he reaffirmed the policy in parliament.
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Plans for two industrial pellet plants would increase carbon emissions and hurt the health of rural communities, campaigners warn.

Plans for two industrial pellet plants would increase carbon emissions and hurt the health of rural communities, campaigners warn.
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Conservatives accused of a “stitch up” as Trudy Harrison replaces Green Tory Chris Skidmore.

Conservatives accused of a “stitch up” as Trudy Harrison replaces Green Tory Chris Skidmore.
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Producers say 'No Farmers, No Food' is a populist initiative that serves to “whip up indignation and anger”.

Producers say 'No Farmers, No Food' is a populist initiative that serves to “whip up indignation and anger”.
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The UK government wants to introduce climate criteria that are ‘impossible to fail’, said Uplift's Robbie MacPherson.

The UK government wants to introduce climate criteria that are ‘impossible to fail’, said Uplift's Robbie MacPherson.
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The fossil fuel industry has a huge presence at this year's UN climate talks — including many US lawmakers who count the sector among their biggest donors.

The fossil fuel industry has a huge presence at this year's UN climate talks — including many US lawmakers who count the sector among their biggest donors.
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The company, which organises conferences for the oil and gas industry, was awarded the contract without competition.

The company, which organises conferences for the oil and gas industry, was awarded the contract without competition.