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EGEB: Oil giant Total rebrands as TotalEnergies, but some call it a greenwash

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • French oil giant Total changes its name to TotalEnergies to mark its shift to renewables.
  • The first wind turbine has been erected at Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK, and it will be huge.
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Oil company announces installation of solar panels at 5,000 gas stations, first step to convert them into EV charging stations?


Total, the major French multinational oil and gas company, announced today a $300 million investment to install about 200 MW of solar capacity at 5,000 gas stations around the world. The investment is being presented as a way for Total’s operations to reduce its carbon footprint, but what if its the first step to convert the gas stations into electric vehicle charging stations?