Siemens is Beyond Petroleum

Siemens is BPGreenwashing is rampant and deadly.  Why? Because Greenwashing spreads misinformation and we sleep into climate chaos.  It makes us believe that nuclear power is green, that big power firms are trying their hardest to harness renewables, but the truth is dripping in to the Gulf of Mexico everyday.  Sorry I mean gushing into the Ocean (their Greenwashing had me for a second).

The truth with most firms is far from the image we get from their corporate videos.  Just take a look at Beyond Petroleum and their success in the Gulf of Mexico.  But it does not have to be this was.

Siemens successfully offsets more carbon through its products than it causes. Siemens is climate negative.  That is something you and I can probably not say about ourselves. In the business year 2009 Siemens products reduced the C02 pumped into the atmosphere by 210 Million tons – that’s the combined emissions of New York, Tokyo, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Rome wiped out.   On Friday it announced that it would build the biggest wind park in the world. The removing of another 400,000 British households from the carbon cycle.

Why is Siemens different?  Maybe a charismatic CEO, maybe German business sense or maybe it is just an oddity in the corporate world.  Siemens went beyond petroleum not because it wanted to wipe its face clean, but because it saw that the future was in these technologies.

Now you’re going to throw nuclear energy back in my face.  Yes Siemens supports and build nuclear plants, but this lies more on the ridiculous government subsidies still being spooned out.  By the way in Germany there is a law that sees the closing of all nuclear power plants by 2021. So Siemens is not making any money from nuclear at home.

So where do we go from here? We need to expose the liars and praise the Siemens of this world.  Of course what pours into the Gulf of Mexico is really only a drop in the ocean (excuse the pun) in terms of the true pollution caused by Beyond Petroleum every day and that is what we need to wake up to.

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3 Responses to “Siemens is Beyond Petroleum”

  1. Zyah says:

    There are no words to describe how baoidcous this is.

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