Car lobby split on reducing emissions

Posted by jamie — 2 December 2011 at 4:22pm - Comments

The phalanx of stormtroopers we sent to the hush-hush car lobby meeting today have certainly had an effect. Even though it seems we were expected, their presence created a disturbance in the Force for the car industry bosses who had to walk past them, although for some it was all too much.

Stormtroopers expose car lobby get-together

Posted by sara_a — 2 December 2011 at 9:09am - Comments

Today the Dark Side has come to Brussels, where the world’s biggest car companies are gathering for a shadowy meeting where they will decide whether to block a key European climate law to clean up our engines.

Why cars can't be greener: top 6 myths from car makers

Posted by jamie — 2 December 2011 at 9:00am - Comments
Stormtroopers outside Acea car lobbying meeting in Brussels
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Stormtroopers outside Acea car lobbying meeting in Brussels

Despite claims that they are eco-friendly, car makers are notorious for getting in the way of regulations that will bring down CO2 emissions from their vehicles. They've spread myths about how reduction targets will affect their business, but time and again they've been proven wrong.

Ministry blocks anti-tar sands law, so we block ministry's front door

Posted by jamie — 28 November 2011 at 12:13pm - Comments

Right now, 50 activists are blockading the Department for Transport with two immobilised cars parked in front of the entrance. Why? Because our government is trying to scupper EU legislation that will block tar sands oil - the dirtiest, most polluting form of oil there is - from being sold at UK petrol pumps.

And then there were 12: VW film competition shortlist revealed

Posted by jamie — 15 November 2011 at 11:55am - Comments

Voting has closed in our film competition to expose the true face of Volkswagen, and we now have a shortlist to present to the judges. Did your favourite make it into the final 12?

Breaking the link between transport and oil

Posted by petespeller — 24 October 2011 at 3:43pm - Comments

A new report by the Institute for Public Policy Research argues that breaking the link between road transport and oil is not only possible, it would benefit the economy, create jobs and reduce carbon emissions.

Do you have the inside scoop on VW's anti-climate law lobbying?

Posted by Richardg — 23 August 2011 at 4:08pm - Comments

Volkswagen spokespeople keep telling everyone they’re 'surprised' we’re focusing on their company. They think they make green cars. We know they could do much, much better – after all, for every greener car VW sells 15 more polluting ones roll out of the salesrooms.

VIDEO: A VW stormtrooper sees the lights

Posted by jamess — 7 July 2011 at 4:42pm - Comments

Following last week's dramatic shutting down of our rebel communications channel (YouTube to you, humans), the Rebellion has bounced back. Our videos are now everywhere - thanks to you brave Jedi - and our ranks are swelling faster than we ever thought possible.

Join the rebellion and turn VW away from the dark side

Posted by jamie — 28 June 2011 at 6:18am - Comments
VW The Dark Side
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VW has joined the Dark Side. Join the rebellion to bring the company back

It’s not every day you’re called to step up in defence of your planet – but today is one of those days. A few moments ago we launched a new global campaign to change Volkswagen by turning them away from the Dark Side, and we need your help.

Despite the green image it likes to portray, VW is at the heart of a group of companies lobbying against new laws which we need to cut CO2 emissions, reduce our oil use and protect places like the Arctic from climate change.

Only a rebellion can stop them – a mass of people from all across the globe –demanding that they change. We need you to be part of that rebellion.

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