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French prosecutors probe fossil fuel giant TotalEnergies over ‘greenwashing’

In what is the first legal move of its kind in France, oil and gas and giant TotalEnergies, the former Total, is the subject of an investigation by French public prosecutors which was opened after three NGOs filed a complaint accusing the group of “misleading commercial practices”. The complaint centres on the multinational’s claims over its credentials in policies for environmental protection and the limiting of global warming, including being a “major player” in energy transition, which the NGOs say amounts to deliberately deceptive “greenwashing”. Mickaël Correia reports.

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In what is the first legal move of its kind in France, French oil and gas giant TotalEnergies is being investigated for alleged “misleading commercial practices” following a complaint filed by three environmental protection NGOs which argue that the multinational’s claims over its environmental and global warming credentials, including being a “major player” in energy transition, amount to deceptive “greenwashing”.

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