THE Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has lodged a formal complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) concerning the poster campaign for offshore wind at Westminster tube station, claiming it is an attempt to influence MPs, peers and other decision-makers.

The organisations behind this advertisement all have financial or anti-fossil fuels interests. The posters claim that “the price paid for electricity from offshore wind-farms has fallen by 50 per cent over the last five years”.

GWPF claim this is untrue.

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Dr Peiser, director of GWPF, said: “The claims in this campaign are some of the most blatant distortions of the truth that I have seen in pro-wind advertising”.

Those funding the advertising include Dong Energy, GE, Scottish Power Renewables, Siemens Gamesa, SSE, Vattenfall, Greenpeace, Marine Conservation Society and WWF.

Clark Cross