Rich Collett-White

About

Rich Collett-White is Deputy Editor of DeSmog. He joined the organisation in December 2018 as a UK researcher and reporter, having previously worked in communications for the climate charity Operation Noah. He has since pursued investigations into climate misinformation, government policy and industry lobbying, which have been covered by the Guardian, Independent and Times. He previously worked in campaigns and communications for the charity Operation Noah. He graduated from Oxford University with a French and Russian degree in 2015, after which he volunteered with grassroots climate activist groups and worked as a freelance translator.

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Claire O’Neill will be free to advise energy companies and lobby government departments when the conditions on her appointment expire in two days.

Claire O’Neill will be free to advise energy companies and lobby government departments when the conditions on her appointment expire in two days.
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The largest private company in the US and the family that owns it have financially supported a network of groups working to downplay the threat of climate change and kill off legislation designed to cut emissions.

The largest private company in the US and the family that owns it have financially supported a network of groups working to downplay the threat of climate change and kill off legislation designed to cut emissions.
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Companies and individuals with an interest in extracting the UK's fossil fuels also met Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng more than a dozen times in advance of the publication of the North Sea Transition Deal.

Companies and individuals with an interest in extracting the UK's fossil fuels also met Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng more than a dozen times in advance of the publication of the North Sea Transition Deal.
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GB News gave a platform to climate science deniers and went in hard on environmental policies in its first week of broadcasting.

GB News gave a platform to climate science deniers and went in hard on environmental policies in its first week of broadcasting.
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Companies should consider pulling adverts from the platform until it takes further steps to tackle misleading climate-related content, say campaigners — but Facebook has been quick to defend its record.

Companies should consider pulling adverts from the platform until it takes further steps to tackle misleading climate-related content, say campaigners — but Facebook has been quick to defend its record.
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Five of the individuals praised at COP26 event hold senior roles at fossil fuel companies and investors, including Suncor and the Royal Bank of Canada.

Five of the individuals praised at COP26 event hold senior roles at fossil fuel companies and investors, including Suncor and the Royal Bank of Canada.
Analysis
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A major new catalogue of fossil fuel company adverts based on research by DeSmog shows the gap between their public image and the reality of their operations.

A major new catalogue of fossil fuel company adverts based on research by DeSmog shows the gap between their public image and the reality of their operations.
Analysis
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If the Budget means one thing above all else for the road transport lobby, it’s fuel duty. And recent years have shown it knows exactly which pressure points to push to get its way, with the sector...
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Groups with a record of opposing clean air measures in the UK have been leading a backlash against the government’s plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, announced in Novem...
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Climate change took a bit of a backseat this year, there’s no denying it. The Greta Thunberg-inspired school strikers and Extinction Rebellion protesters stepped out of the limelight, for the most ...
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Claire O’Neill will be free to advise energy companies and lobby government departments when the conditions on her appointment expire in two days.

Claire O’Neill will be free to advise energy companies and lobby government departments when the conditions on her appointment expire in two days.
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The largest private company in the US and the family that owns it have financially supported a network of groups working to downplay the threat of climate change and kill off legislation designed to cut emissions.

The largest private company in the US and the family that owns it have financially supported a network of groups working to downplay the threat of climate change and kill off legislation designed to cut emissions.
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Companies and individuals with an interest in extracting the UK's fossil fuels also met Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng more than a dozen times in advance of the publication of the North Sea Transition Deal.

Companies and individuals with an interest in extracting the UK's fossil fuels also met Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng more than a dozen times in advance of the publication of the North Sea Transition Deal.
Analysis
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GB News gave a platform to climate science deniers and went in hard on environmental policies in its first week of broadcasting.

GB News gave a platform to climate science deniers and went in hard on environmental policies in its first week of broadcasting.
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Companies should consider pulling adverts from the platform until it takes further steps to tackle misleading climate-related content, say campaigners — but Facebook has been quick to defend its record.

Companies should consider pulling adverts from the platform until it takes further steps to tackle misleading climate-related content, say campaigners — but Facebook has been quick to defend its record.
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Five of the individuals praised at COP26 event hold senior roles at fossil fuel companies and investors, including Suncor and the Royal Bank of Canada.

Five of the individuals praised at COP26 event hold senior roles at fossil fuel companies and investors, including Suncor and the Royal Bank of Canada.
Analysis
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A major new catalogue of fossil fuel company adverts based on research by DeSmog shows the gap between their public image and the reality of their operations.

A major new catalogue of fossil fuel company adverts based on research by DeSmog shows the gap between their public image and the reality of their operations.
Analysis
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If the Budget means one thing above all else for the road transport lobby, it’s fuel duty. And recent years have shown it knows exactly which pressure points to push to get its way, with the sector...
on

Groups with a record of opposing clean air measures in the UK have been leading a backlash against the government’s plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, announced in Novem...
on

Climate change took a bit of a backseat this year, there’s no denying it. The Greta Thunberg-inspired school strikers and Extinction Rebellion protesters stepped out of the limelight, for the most ...