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It's the first ruling against greenwashing in Italy's history

Last week oil giant Eni was fined 5 millions of euros for lying to consumers over its advertising campaign on 'green’ diesel.
Eni falsely claimed Eni Diesel+ was ‘green’ and had a positive impact on the environment. The Eni Diesel+ contains palm oil.

The complaint was lodged by Italy’s consumer organisation Movimento Difesa del Cittadino, environmental NGO Legambiente and Transport & Environment (T&E).

As a result, the energy company had to withdraw the advertising campaigns.

Biofuels are not green

The decision sends a clear message to fossil fuel companies trying to portray biofuels to politicians and the public as environmentally friendly and part of the solution to climate change.

Learn more about palm oil in EU here.