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Shell must clean up pollution before it leaves Niger delta, report says

  2024-02-28 in The Guardian

Firm told it must take responsibility for toxic legacy of pollution and safe decommissioning of abandoned oil infrastructure

  Tagged under: Shell | Africa


‘A Trojan horse of legitimacy’: Shell launches a ‘climate tech’ startup advertising jobs in oil and gas

  2024-02-28 in The Guardian

Onward touts a vision of a ‘clean energy future’, but experts say ventures like this are part of fossil fuel firms’ greenwashing plan

  Tagged under: Shell


Shell’s reckless divestment from Niger Delta - SOMO

  2024-02-27 by in The Centre for Research on Multinationals

Shell's divestment from Nigeria leaves a legacy of widespread pollution and evades responsibility for its toxic mess by selling its problem oil assets.

  Tagged under: Shell


Havas CEO Yannick Bolloré Staked His Brand on Caring About the Climate. So Why Is His Company Working for Shell?

  2024-01-24 by in DeSmog

The Bolloré family’s business empire — which includes Havas, one of the world’s biggest ad agencies — has longtime ties to the fossil fuel industry.

  Tagged under: Shell


US supreme court rejects big oil’s bid to move Minnesota climate trial

  2024-01-08 in The Guardian

Court denies plea to move venue of 2020 lawsuit filed by state, putting Minnesota one step closer to putting industry on trial

  Tagged under: Shell


Conservatives are the 'political wing of the fossil fuel industry’ as Sunak invites BP and Shell to Downing Street | Global Witness

  2024-01-01 (or before) in Global Witness

New Global Witness analysis shows that government ministers met with fossil fuel companies 54 times between January and March.

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | BP | Shell


Big five oil companies to reward shareholders with record payouts

  2024-01-01 in The Guardian

BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil and TotalEnergies to distribute more than $100bn despite public outrage

  Tagged under: Exxon | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels | BP | Shell


Why is Shell suing Greenpeace for €2 million?

  2023-11-09 (or before) in Euronews

The environmental group says it is 'one of the biggest legal threats' in history against its ability to campaign.

  Tagged under: Shell | Greenpeace | Activism


Shell sues Greenpeace for $2.1m in damages over fossil fuel protest in North Sea

  2023-11-09 in The Guardian

Energy firm’s lawsuit seeks indefinite block on protesters targeting its infrastructure

  Tagged under: Litigation | Activism | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace | Shell


Shell sues Greenpeace for $2.1mn in one of largest claims against group

  2023-11-09 (or before) in Financial Times

Oil major is ‘seeking to silence legitimate demands for climate justice’, says environmental organisation

  Tagged under: Greenpeace | Shell | Climate Justice


As Shell reports £3.9 billion in Q2 profits amidst deadly heatwave, its oil and gas investment is forecast to increase by 10% | Global Witness

  2023-10-26 (or before) in Global Witness

Shell reports profits of £11.6 billion ($14.8 billion) for the first half of this year, new analysis shows that the company is set to increase its investment in oil and gas.

  Tagged under: Shell


UK regulator trying to block release of Shell North Sea documents

  2023-10-26 in The Guardian

Exclusive: North Sea Transition Authority under fire for using lawyers to argue against publication of environmental impact

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fossil Fuels | Shell


Shell boss set to cut jobs from low-carbon division

  2023-10-25 in The Guardian

Wael Sawan ready to axe 200 roles from division as part of plan to grow profits

  Tagged under: Shell


UK universities take £40m in fossil fuel funding since 2022

  2023-10-04 in The Guardian

FoI requests show Shell and BP among firms giving funds to institutions which have pledged to divest

  Tagged under: Shell


California sues world's largest oil companies, alleging they caused billions of dollars in damages

  2023-09-18 (or before) in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Chevron | Shell | Exxon | California | BP


Shell signals retreat from carbon offsetting

  2023-09-08 in The Guardian

Oil company is latest firm to act amid indications that carbon credits do nothing to mitigate global heating

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels


Shell Silently Abandoned Its $100 Million-a-Year Plan to Offset CO2 Emissions - Bloomberg

  2023-09-02 (or before) in Bloomberg

A faltering offsets program points to new problems with the corporate world’s favorite “climate solution.”

  Tagged under: Shell | Carbon Capture and Storage


Shell Scraps Its $100M Carbon Offset Plan

  2023-08-31 by in CarbonCredits.com - Your Source For Carbon Credit News & Opportunities

Shell's surprising move to ditch its $100M carbon offset plan raises speculation about its next carbon reduction strategy and net zero goals.

  Tagged under: Shell


Opinion: As our forests burn, oil companies are doubling down on their old business models - The Globe and Mail

  2023-08-29 in The Globe and Mail: Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

With the Earth in the grips of a climate crisis, fossil fuel companies shouldn’t be given a pass

  Tagged under: Shell | Exxon | Trees


Shell Discovers Another Oil Leak After Resumption Of Forcados Export Facility

  2023-08-23 by in Leadership News - Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspaper, Breaking News and more

Nigeria’s oil production is facing another major challenge following discovery of another oil leak in a facility operated by oil major Shell.

  Tagged under: Pollution | Shell | Nigeria


Theresa Villiers had £70,000 in Shell shares while environment secretary

  2023-08-10 in The Guardian

MP failed to reveal shares in oil company for more than five years despite disclosure rules

  Tagged under: Shell


ClientEarth loses high court fight with Shell over climate strategy

  2023-07-24 in The Guardian

Environmental law charity claims energy firm cannot achieve net zero goal with current transition plan

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Oil giant Shell warns cutting production 'dangerous' - BBC News

  2023-07-06 (or before) in The BBC

The world's need for fossil fuels is "desperate", Shell's chief executive told the BBC.

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels


Shell CEO calls it 'irresponsible' to cut oil production now

  2023-07-06 in Associated Press News

The head of global energy giant Shell says it would be “irresponsible” to cut oil and gas production at a time when the world economy is still dependent on fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels


Oil Giants From Shell to Chevron Say Gas Here to Stay for Green Transition - Bloomberg

  2023-06-26 (or before) in Bloomberg

The biggest fossil fuel players are making the message clear: the transition to a green future will require much more natural gas.

  Tagged under: Chevron | Shell | Russia


C of E divests of fossil fuels as oil and gas firms ditch climate pledges

  2023-06-22 in The Guardian

Church pension and endowment funds shed holdings after U-turns by BP and Shell

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | BP | Shell | Religion


Shell Joins Fellow Majors In Refocus On Core Oil And Gas Business

  2023-06-15 by in Forbes

The major integrated oil companies are refocusing their budgets on the core business of oil and gas this year. What it means for the future is unclear.

  Tagged under: ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance | Shell


Shell drops target to cut oil production as CEO aims for higher profits

  2023-06-14 in The Guardian

Wael Sawan prioritises shareholder payouts, setting out plan to keep oil production steady until 2030

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels


Shell plans to increase fossil fuel production despite its net-zero pledge

  2023-06-14 in NPR

Oil giant Shell is coming under criticism for its announcement that it will grow its petroleum business, even though it's under a court order to cut emissions because of climate change concerns.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Shell


Shell to put profits above clean energy as oil boss signals the speed to green will slow

  2023-06-11 by in inews.co.uk

Shell set to reward shareholders with more of its record oil and gas profits rather than invest in renewables as it rows back on pledge to cut oil output

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Shell


Shell adverts banned over misleading clean energy claims - BBC News

  2023-06-07 (or before) in The BBC

They failed to mention Shell's more polluting activities, the advertising watchdog rules.

  Tagged under: Shell


What is the windfall tax on oil and gas companies and how much do they pay? - BBC News

  2023-05-26 (or before) in BBC

Critics want the windfall tax to be extended after BP and Shell reported record profits in 2022.

  Tagged under: Shell | BP


Hoboken Lodges First State-Level Racketeering Charge in Big Oil Climate Lawsuit

  2023-05-25 by in DeSmog

Suing under an organized crime statute, the New Jersey city says major oil and gas companies and their chief lobbying group have “conspired to deceive the world for decades.”

  Tagged under: Shell | Exxon | BP


How much do fossil fuel companies owe in climate reparations?

  2023-05-25 (or before) in Quartz | Make business better

Saudi Aramco, ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Chevron are the companies that owe the most for damages to the climate

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Chevron | Shell | Economics | Exxon | BP | Saudi Arabia | Aramco


University investment funds urge ‘bold action’ to stop new fossil fuel projects

  2023-05-22 in The Guardian

Asset managers are told they have key role to play on climate in open letter on eve of Shell’s annual meeting

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Shell


Shell force-fitted more than 4,000 prepayment energy meters last year…

  2023-05-05 (or before) in Archive Today - web archive

  Tagged under: Shell


Iraq: Under poisoned skies - BBC World Service

  2023-04-29 (or before) in YouTube

From the front line of climate change in Iraq, BBC News Arabic unmasks an invisible killer: air pollution, investigating a hidden epidemic of cancer and the ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Iraq | Air Pollution | BP | Shell


Shell Pulls Out of Large Carbon Capture Project in Northern England

  2023-04-25 in jpt.spe.org

Shell has decided to pull out of the Northern Endurance Partnership, one of Britain's largest carbon capture and storage projects.

  Tagged under: Shell | Carbon Capture and Storage | Sustainability


Shell pulls out of UK carbon capture project

  2023-04-25 by in Offshore Technology | Oil and Gas News and Market Analysis

Shell on Tuesday pulled out of the Northern Endurance Partnership’s (NEP) carbon capture and storage project in eastern UK.

  Tagged under: Shell


US States and Communities are Suing the Fossil Fuel Industry: Six Things You Need to Know 

  2023-04-24 in blog.ucsusa.org

In an important win for climate accountability in the United States, the US Supreme Court decided that lawsuits filed in Colorado, Maryland, California, Hawai’i, and Rhode Island against fossil fuel companies including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, Suncor, and others will remain in state courts. Now t

  Tagged under: Exxon | California | Shell | Colorado State


'Bombshell' 1989 Shell Memo Features in New Court Filing Alleging Climate Deception

  2023-04-13 by in DeSmog

In October 1989, Shell researchers wrote a confidential report warning that climate-fuelled migration could swamp borders in the United States, Soviet Union, Europe, and Australia. “Conflict would abound,” the document said. “Civilisation could prove a fragile thing.”  Now, that memo — first reported by DeSmog and Dutch investigative journalism platform Follow The Money — features […]

  Tagged under: Shell


List of chairmen of Shell - Wikipedia

  2023-04-09 (or before) in Wikipedia

  Tagged under: Shell


Shell plc - Wikipedia

  2023-04-09 (or before) in Wikipedia

  Tagged under: Shell


1989 Oct Confidential Shell Group Planning Scenarios 1989-2010 Challenge and response - disc climate refugees and shift to non-fossil fuels

  2023-04-03 (or before) in DocumentCloud

This document is one of many found by Vatan Hüzeir of Changerism, as part of his study: “Dirty pearls: exposing Shell's hidden legacy of climate change accountability, 1970-1990”.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Shell


Lost Decade: How Shell Downplayed Early Warnings Over Climate Change

  2023-04-01 by in DeSmog

Narrated in the upper-crust accent favoured by British documentary-makers of the era, Shell’s 1981 film Time for Energy assesses the scope for solar, wind, nuclear, and other sources of power to end the world’s dependence on finite reserves of oil. By the closing credits, the viewer is left in little doubt that there is only […]

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Shell


Shell already knew about climate change in the early 1970s (and still promoted the use of coal)

  2023-04-01 by in ftm.eu

Shell already knew in the early 1970s (and not since 1986, as known until now) that burning fossil fuels plays a role in climate change. Yet the oil company still decided to get into a new fossil industry at that very time: coal. Newly unearthed documents show that Shell downplayed global climate knowledge to promote its coal business.

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change | Shell | Fossil Fuels


New Shell CEO Faces Big Dilemma: Should the Company Pump More Oil?

  2023-03-29 (or before) by in The Wall Street Journal - Breaking News, Business, Financial & Economic News, World News and Video

  Tagged under: Shell


Revealed: Shell's massive stake in dubious rice carbon offsets

  2023-03-28 by in Climate Home News

An investigation by Climate Home found Shell 'brokered' dubious rice projects in China that could generate worthless carbon offsets.

  Tagged under: Shell


Episode 32 - Climate Science Rebellion with Ernst-Jan Kuiper

  2023-03-22 (or before) by in podbean.com

Ernst-Jan Kuiper obtained his Master's degree in Climate Physics In 2014, after which he focused on research into the dynamics of the Greenland ice sheet. After 5 years, including 6 weeks of fieldwork on the Greenland ice sheet, he obtained his doctorate (PhD) in 2019. Ernst-Jan currently works at Milieudefensie on the appeal against oil giant Shell. He also writes articles about climate change for the Dutch program Tegenlicht and gives lectures about climate change. He also spends time on climate activism, especially with Extinction Rebellion where he is part of the Scientist Rebellion group.   The day before we recorded t...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Shell


Investors back legal petition against Shell directors over climate goals | Financial Times

  2023-03-19 (or before) in Financial Times

Pension funds support action to hold individual board members to account

  Tagged under: Shell


Column: Big oil companies are already reneging on their global warming promises

  2023-02-09 in Los Angeles Times

BP and Shell made eye-catching promises to invest in renewable energy. If you're shocked that they're already backing off, you haven't been paying attention.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | BP | Shell


Shell directors personally sued over ‘flawed’ climate strategy

  2023-02-09 in The Guardian

Claimants ClientEarth say the oil company’s plan puts the company at financial risk as the world transitions to clean energy

  Tagged under: Shell


Shell Pensacola discovery opens ‘new play fairway’ in North Sea

  2023-02-09 by in Energy Voice

The largest discovery in a decade for the region will now open up more than a dozen other prospects in the Southern North Sea.

  Tagged under: Shell


BP, Shell, Exxon and co. bag £1bn handout from UK government

  2023-02-09 (or before) in openDemocracy

Exclusive: Government giveaway of CO2 permits helped fossil fuel giants achieve record-breaking profits

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Net Zero


‘Monster profits’ for energy giants reveal a self-destructive fossil fuel resurgence

  2023-02-09 in The Guardian

Last year’s combined $200bn profit for the ‘big five’ oil and gas companies brings little hope of driving down emissions

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Chevron | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels


Shell reports highest profits in 115 years - BBC News

  2023-02-05 (or before) in BBC

Critics call for higher taxes on energy firms as Shell reports a record $39.9bn of profit.

  Tagged under: Shell


Shell’s actual spending on renewables is fraction of what it claims, group alleges

  2023-02-01 in The Guardian

Non-profit group Global Witness urges US regulator to investigate oil giant and potentially impose fines over apparent ‘mislabeling’

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Shell


Shell profit doubles to hit record £30bn

  2023-01-28 by Patrick Tooher in This is Money

The corporate giant is expected to say this week that annual profit more than doubled to more than £30bn as the war in Ukraine restricted supplies from Russia.

  Tagged under: Shell | Russia


Shell Canada’s Latest President Spent Years on Board of Climate Denier Group

  2023-01-18 by in DeSmog

More evidence the company’s net-zero plan is ‘total greenwashing,’ says one disinformation expert.

  Tagged under: Shell | Disinformation and Misinformation | Net Zero


Revealed: more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by biggest certifier are worthless, analysis shows

  2023-01-18 in The Guardian

Investigation into Verra carbon standard finds most are ‘phantom credits’ and may worsen global heating

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Shell | Rainforests | Greenhouse Gases | Trees


Shell to pay $15m settlement over oil spills in Nigeria

  2022-12-25 (or before) in Al Jazeera

Shell claimed the settlement for spills in the Niger Delta between 2004 and 2007 was not an admission of liability.

  Tagged under: Shell | Nigeria


EXCLUSIVE | Shell has quietly closed down all its hydrogen filling stations in the UK

  2022-10-17 in Hydrogen Insight

Facilities shut down because 'prototype tech had reached its end of life', oil giant tells Hydrogen Insight

  Tagged under: Shell | Hydrogen


Shell UK make long-term commitment to cycling as new official partner

  2022-10-10 (or before) in britishcycling.org.uk

British Cycling has signed a long-term partnership that will bring wide-ranging support and investment from Shell UK as a new Official Partner. The agreement starts this month and runs to the end of 2030. 

  Tagged under: Shell


Wildlife abandons 'Europe's Amazon' nature reserve - BBC News

  2022-10-09 (or before) in The BBC

Forest fires ignited by Russian shelling have devastated Ukraine's Drevlyansky reserve.

  Tagged under: Shell | Amazon Rainforest | Forest Fires | Wildlife | Russia | Trees


Shell chief: governments may need to tax energy firms to help the poor

  2022-10-04 in The Guardian

Ben van Beurden also warns against EU moves to cap price of gas and electricity to protect consumers

  Tagged under: Shell | Electricity


Temps présent - Climat, les gros mensonges des géants du pétrole - Play RTS

  2022-09-30 (or before) in rts.ch

Ils savaient, mais ils ont nié et dissimulé la vérité sur le réchauffement climatique : les géants du pétrole, comme ExxonMobil ou Shell, étaient au courant bien avant nous de l’impact de leurs produits, grâce à leurs propres recherches menées il y a plus de 40 ans. Pourtant ils ont choisi de mettre en doute la science et d’entraver toute politique en faveur du climat. Aujourd’hui, la justice s’en mêle, suite au dépôt de dizaines de plaintes contre les compagnies pétrolières.

  Tagged under: Shell | Exxon


Criticism intensifies after big oil admits ‘gaslighting’ public over green aims

  2022-09-17 in The Guardian

Fury as ‘explosive’ documents reveal largest oil companies contradicted public statements and wished bedbugs upon critical activists

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Activism | Exxon | Chevron | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


Governments urged to act after oil giants accused of misleading public

  2022-09-16 in The Guardian

Documents suggest Shell and BP staff privately downplayed public commitments on climate crisis

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Fossil Fuels


Oil and gas firms’ green investments fail to match promise of publicity – study

  2022-09-08 in The Guardian

BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell and TotalEnergies spend $750m a year burnishing climate credentials but only 12% of capital on low-carbon development

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Chevron | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels


InfluenceMap Big Oil's Real Agenda on Climate Change 2022

  2022-09-08 (or before) in InfluenceMap

Following up on InfluenceMap's 2019 edition of 'Big Oil's Real Agenda', this latest report compares and contrasts the public communications, business operations, and policy engagement of 5 'supermajor' oil companies: BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and TotalEnergies. The report provides evidence of significant inconsistencies between the companies' use of 'green claims' with their investment strategies and policy engagement on climate change.

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Climate Change | Chevron | TotalEnergies


Climate of Concern - Royal Dutch Shell (1991)

  2022-09-05 (or before) in YouTube

Video made by Royal Dutch Shell in 1991 about Climate Change.Some reading about it here - which was also the source of the video: https://thecorrespondent.co...

  Tagged under: Shell | Climate Change


Crab and lobster shells could be used to make renewable batteries

  2022-09-01 in The Guardian

Prototype designed using chemical in crustacean shells remains 99.7% efficient after about 400 hours

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Shell | Batteries


Revealed: BP’s ‘greenwashing’ social media ads as anger over fuel costs rose

  2022-08-06 in The Guardian

Oil company spent £800,000 on social media influence ads after Labour proposed windfall tax

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Wind Power


Are the dead shellfish littering our beaches evidence of a toxic waste cover-up? | George Monbiot

  2022-06-06 in The Guardian

Environmentalists fear a toxic disaster is occurring on the seabed, and the government denials seem less and less plausible, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Shell | Fish


Shell's Jackdaw gas field given go-ahead by regulators - BBC News

  2022-06-05 (or before) in The BBC

Shell says the field east of Aberdeen has the potential to produce 6.5% of Britain's gas output.

  Tagged under: Shell


I worked at Shell for 33 years – the government is wrong on North Sea oil | The Independent

  2022-05-30 (or before) in The Independent

Investing into North Sea oil won’t cut our bills or protect Britain’s energy security, so why is the energy secretary saying the opposite?

  Tagged under: Shell | Climate Change


Three arrested at Shell AGM as protesters chant ‘We will stop you’

  2022-05-24 in The Guardian

Environmental activists accuse firm’s board of spending more on green ads than green technology

  Tagged under: Shell | Activism | Fossil Fuels


Shell consultant quits, accusing firm of ‘extreme harms’ to environment

  2022-05-23 in The Guardian

Caroline Dennett tells staff in video she made decision because of ‘double-talk on climate’

  Tagged under: Shell


Why Gavin Newsom Is Creating A Water & Energy Disaster

  2022-05-13 (or before) by in michaelshellenberger.substack.com

And how can we prevent it

  Tagged under: Shell


BP and Shell signal commitment to UK investment - weakening government case against windfall tax | The Independent

  2022-05-07 (or before) in The Independent

Ed Miliband tells Saphora Smith that arguments against such a move are being exposed as ‘total nonsense’

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | TotalEnergies


The clean energy claims of BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell: A mismatch between discourse, actions and investments

  2022-05-02 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

The energy products of oil and gas majors have contributed significantly to global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and planetary warming over the past century. Decarbonizing the global economy by mid-century to avoid dangerous climate change thus cannot occur without a profound transformation of their fossil fuel-based business models. Recently, several majors are increasingly discussing clean energy and climate change, pledging decarbonization strategies, and investing in alternative energies. Some even claim to be transforming into clean energy companies. Given a history of obstructive climate actions and “greenwashing&rd...

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Chevron | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Shell reconsiders its exit from oil field off Shetland - BBC News

  2022-03-23 (or before) in The BBC

The oil giant is looking again at the Cambo oil field in the Atlantic, as crude prices rise.

  Tagged under: Shell


Shell directors sued for ‘failing to prepare company for net zero’

  2022-03-15 in The Guardian

Environmental law organisation ClientEarth brings action and urges other shareholders to join

  Tagged under: Shell | Net Zero


How Exxon, BP and Shell help Russia pump oil and gas - CNN

  2022-02-27 (or before) by in CNN

The West is promising "massive" sanctions on Moscow in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Any action on energy could

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Russia


Shell’s Quest blue hydrogen plant emits more carbon than it captures

  2022-02-16 by in Energy Monitor

Just 48% of the plant’s carbon emissions were captured over a five-year period, finds NGO Global Witness research.

  Tagged under: Shell


Dark Side To Solar? More Reports Tie Panel Production To Toxic Pollution

  2022-02-02 (or before) by in Forbes

A major new study of the economics of solar, published in Harvard Business Review, finds that the waste produced by solar panels will make electricity from solar four times more expensive than the world’s leading energy analysts thought.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Shell | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Economics | Electricity


Drive Carbon Neutral

  2022-01-26 (or before) in Shell in UK | Shell United Kingdom

Offsetting with the Shell Card and enabling your fleet to drive carbon neutral can play a key role in your low carbon planning, allowing you to offset unavoidable emissions in a simple and cost-effective way.

  Tagged under: Shell


Carbon offsetting is not warding off environmental collapse – it’s accelerating it | George Monbiot

  2022-01-26 in The Guardian

Wealthy companies are using the facade of ‘nature-based solutions’ to enact a great carbon land grab, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Shell | Greenhouse Gases | Wildlife | Collapse


Shell’s Massive Carbon Capture Plant Is Emitting More Than It’s Capturing

  2022-01-22 (or before) in VICE

A new Global Witness report found that it has the same carbon footprint per year as 1.2 million gas-powered cars.

  Tagged under: Shell | Cars


Exxon Announces Weak Net Zero Pledge

  2022-01-20 (or before) in Gizmodo | The Future Is Here

The company announced it plans to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. There are just a few teeny, tiny problems.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Shell | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Chevron | Net Zero | Finance


Campaigners force Shell to halt oil exploration on South African coast

  2021-12-28 in The Guardian

Court instructs company to stop tests along Wild Coast after concerns raised about wildlife and lack of consultation

  Tagged under: Shell | South Africa | Africa | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels


Shell Influencer Collective - MediaCom Case Study

  2021-12-21 (or before) in Vimeo

This is "Shell Influencer Collective - MediaCom Case Study" by MediaCom Creative Systems UK on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who…

  Tagged under: Shell


Cambo oil field development off Shetland to be paused - BBC News

  2021-12-10 (or before) in The BBC

Siccar Point Energy's decision to pause the project off Shetland comes a week after Shell pulled out.

  Tagged under: Shell


OPINIONISTA: The mind of every Ogoni person is imprinted with what Shell has done to our land

  2021-12-07 by in Daily Maverick - South African news, opinion and investigations

I was born in Bane, a coastal village of the Ogoni people. My family bears testimony to what Shell does to the environment. I saw my grand-uncle’s fishing business come to an abrupt stop and my father relocate to the periphery of the city where he spent the rest of his life as a fisher around the city.

  Tagged under: Shell | Fish


Former COP26 President Brings Shell, BP, Equinor Reps Into Climate Conference

  2021-11-05 by in DeSmog

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — The former president of the COP26 climate talks has brought a delegation including four oil companies and tobacco giant Philip Morris to the summit currently taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. Former UK energy and climate minister Claire O’Neill’s World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is running a series of events at […]

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | COP26


Shell 'Drive Carbon Neutral' claims in doubt after forest scrutiny

  2021-10-25 (or before) in SourceMaterial Climate. Corruption. Democracy.

With Unearthed and Bloomberg News. Untouched rainforest decorates the billboards of Shell’s ‘Drive Carbon Neutral’ campaign, which promises customers that by paying to protect it t

  Tagged under: Shell | Rainforests | Trees


Science Museum board member resigns over oil sponsorship

  2021-10-02 in Culture Unstained

Former Science Museum director and respected climate scientist quits Advisory Board over museum’s ‘willingness to accept oil and gas sponsorship’Move marks significant shift in position by Professor Rapley, who oversaw and defended a major Shell sponsorship deal while at the helm of the museum Resignation comes ahead of COP26 climate talks and intensifies pressure on museum…

  Tagged under: Shell | COP26


North Sea oil companies receive more money from the government than they pay in taxes

  2021-09-28 in New Statesman Magazine

The UK has given firms including Exxon and Shell hundreds of millions of pounds in rebates.

  Tagged under: Shell | Exxon


Louisiana Shell refinery left spewing chemicals after Hurricane Ida

  2021-09-04 in The Guardian

Power outages from the storm have left air quality tracking systems out of commission, making public health concern hard to gauge

  Tagged under: Shell | Louisiana | Health


How a powerful US lobby group helps big oil to block climate action

  2021-07-19 in The Guardian

The American Petroleum Institute receives millions from oil companies – and works behinds the scenes to stall or weaken legislation

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels | Legislation | US Politics


Our climate change turning point is right here, right now | Rebecca Solnit

  2021-07-12 in The Guardian

People are dying. Aquatic animals are baking in their shells. Fruit is being cooked on the tree. It’s time to act

  Tagged under: Oregon | Shell | Extreme Weather | Climate Change | Washington State


‘Sea snot’ covers Turkish coast, threatening fishing industry

  2021-06-05 in The Guardian

The mucilage blamed on pollution and warming is killing shellfish in the Sea of Marmara and alarming residents of Istanbul

  Tagged under: Shell | Fish


Victory for insurgents stuns Exxon as shareholders vote for a low-carbon future - ImpactAlpha

  2021-05-27 by in ImpactAlpha

ImpactAlpha, May 27 – In a single day, separate developments at ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell sent an unmistakable signal to oil companies and investors: ...

  Tagged under: Shell | Exxon | Chevron


Shell ordered to slash CO2 emissions in landmark climate ruling - CNN

  2021-05-27 (or before) by in CNN

A Dutch court has ruled that Royal Dutch Shell must dramatically reduce its carbon emissions in a landmark climate decision that could have far reaching consequences for oil companies.

  Tagged under: Shell | Climate Change


Shell forced to slash global emissions after landmark court ruling | The Independent

  2021-05-26 (or before) in The Independent

Activist groups hail ‘historic win’ as Dutch court orders multinational fossil fuel company to cut CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030

  Tagged under: Shell | Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Influential investor joins shareholder rebellion over Shell’s climate plan

  2021-05-24 in The Guardian

Legal & General Investment Management, Britain’s biggest fund manager, piles pressure on oil firm

  Tagged under: Shell | Greenhouse Gases


Supreme Court Delivers a Victory to Big Oil

  2021-05-19 in Sierra Club

Narrow ruling allows the carbon barons to keep running down the clock

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Chevron


A major test for Shell’s massive multi-purpose greenwashing juggernaut | by Ketan Joshi | LobbyWatch | Medium

  2021-05-18 (or before) in Medium

Recently, I wrote at LobbyWatch about how the gargantuan global oil and gas company Shell has been pivoting into an exhausting new way of…

  Tagged under: Shell


In-depth: Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) climate vote - Global Climate Insights

  2021-05-05 (or before) in Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility

Shell released its climate transition plan, which sets out its emission reduction targets and decarbonisation strategy—read ACCR's in-depth analysis.

  Tagged under: Shell | Decarbonisation


Church of England Pensions Board and Robeco welcome new commitments from Shell following engagement as signatories to Climate Action 100+ | The Church of England

  2021-05-03 (or before) in Church of England

Shell tightens net-zero emissions targets as first oil & gas company to ask for shareholder backing at AGM

  Tagged under: Shell | Net Zero


Clam hunters’ supertool has California worried: ‘It might be too good’

  2021-04-18 in The Guardian

Hydraulic pumps can collect a day’s worth of clams in minutes, but experts are concerned about how they affect the ecosystem

  Tagged under: Shell | Wildlife | California


Shell predicts free gas forever for Gorgon and Prelude LNG

  2021-03-29 in Boiling Cold

Shell's accountants predict the Dutch giant will never pay Australia for gas consumed at the Gorgon and Prelude LNG projects that it can sell for up to about $4 billion a year.

  Tagged under: Shell


Shell in Nigeria: Polluted communities 'can sue in English courts' - BBC News

  2021-02-14 (or before) in BBC

The UK Supreme Court's ruling is a victory for communities severely hit by pollution in the Niger Delta.

  Tagged under: Shell | Nigeria | Africa


Analysis: Shell says new ‘Brazil-sized’ forest would be needed to meet 1.5C climate goal - Carbon Brief

  2021-02-12 in Carbon Brief

For the first time, Shell has released a “pathway” showing how the world could potentially meet the Paris Agreement’s ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C.

  Tagged under: Shell | Trees


Shell, BP, and Easyjet: The Big Polluters Designing the Rules for Voluntary Carbon Offsets

  2021-01-22 by in DeSmog

Many of the world’s most polluting companies are being handed a “get out of jail free” card by being invited to shape a scaled-up offsetting market, campaigners claim. The Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets is due to publish its “roadmap for implementation” on Wednesday, four months after it was launched by former Bank of England […]

  Tagged under: BP | Shell


Shell case puts spotlight on energy groups’ role in climate change | Financial Times

  2021-01-11 in Financial Times

If successful, the legal action in the Netherlands could force companies to accelerate the shift to cleaner fuels 

  Tagged under: Shell | Climate Change


Special Report: How oil majors shift billions in profits to island tax havens | Reuters

  2020-12-09 (or before) in Reuters

Bermuda and the Bahamas aren’t exactly big players in the oil-and-gas world. They don’t produce any of the fuels at all. Yet the islands are deep wells of profit for European oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc.

  Tagged under: Shell


Upcoming SCOTUS Climate Case Involves Oil Giant That Employed Barrett’s Father

  2020-10-14 in The Lever

Barrett told lawmakers she doesn’t have “firm views” on climate change. For decades, her father was a lawyer at Shell Oil, which now has a major climate case in front of the high court.

  Tagged under: Shell | Climate Change


A landmark lawsuit against Big Oil is back from the dead

  2020-05-28 in Grist.org: Climate. Justice. Solutions.

Will ExxonMobil, Shell, and friends have to pay for seawalls?

  Tagged under: Shell | Exxon


Lessons from a Big Oil investor call - by Emily Atkin

  2020-05-19 (or before) by in HEATED | Emily Atkin | Substack

I had my research assistant listen to Shell's recent quarterly earnings call. Here's what we learned.

  Tagged under: Shell


Big Oil's Climate Plans Don't Meet the Paris Agreement

  2020-05-13 (or before) in Earther | Gizmodo

Climate action plans are all the rage for polluting companies. Last month, Shell pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. It’s just the latest example: Other oil giants have recently made similar pledges as well. These pronouncements use pseudo-inspirational marketing speak, promising to “leverage” their…

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


New ambition Shell falls short of Paris goal | Follow This

  2020-05-01 (or before) in Follow This | Green shareholders change the world

  Tagged under: Shell


Oil and gas giant Shell targets 'net zero' emissions by 2050

  2020-04-17 in Canada's National Observer

Energy company Royal Dutch Shell told investors on Thursday, April 16, 2020, that it aims to stop adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere by 2050, a move that was welcomed by some climate campaigners even as others called it “corporate greenwash.”

  Tagged under: Shell | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


Inside the Fossil-Fuel Industry’s Plan to Profit From Climate Change

  2020-03-03 by in New York Magazine

I went to one of Shell’s private meetings and took notes.

  Tagged under: Shell | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


NortH2: Shell unveils plans for 'Europe's largest green hydrogen project'

  2020-02-28 in Business Green

Shell, Gasunie, and Groningen Seaports launch ambitious plans to build green hydrogen hub for northern Europe

  Tagged under: Shell | Hydrogen


Change climate policy now to avert oil market crisis, warns thinktank

  2020-01-31 in The Guardian

Governments risk derailing global fossil fuel demand with ‘handbrake turns’ in future

  Tagged under: Shell | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Chevron


The Reason Fossil Fuel Companies Are Finally Reckoning with Climate Change

  2020-01-16 (or before) in TIME Magazine

Protesters have swarmed Shell's headquarters in recent years

  Tagged under: Shell | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Royal Dutch Shell may fail to reach green energy targets

  2020-01-03 in The Guardian

With a year to go, oil firm’s $2bn investment is well below its own guidance of $4bn-$6bn

  Tagged under: Shell | Greenhouse Gases


Cambridge accepts £6m Shell donation for oil extraction research

  2019-11-05 in The Guardian

Cambridge Zero Carbon says university has been ‘hijacked’ by fossil fuel industry

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels


Investors to Big Oil: Make It Rain

  2019-11-05 (or before) by in The Wall Street Journal - Breaking News, Business, Financial & Economic News, World News and Video

Investors want just one thing from the world’s biggest oil companies—cash—but it is becoming harder for the oil giants to deliver.

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Chevron | TotalEnergies


Total greenwash: Total CEO announces oil company will spend US$100 million a year on forest protection and reforestation | REDD-Monitor

  2019-10-24 (or before) in redd-monitor.org

By Chris Lang On 6 July 2019, Patrick Pouyanné, the CEO of French oil and gas company Total, announced that his company would invest US$100 million per year in forest protection. Total’s announcement comes shortly after similar announcements by Shell and Eni to offset some of their emissions with forest conservation projects. Oil companies have...

  Tagged under: Shell | TotalEnergies | Trees | France


Fossil fuel big five 'spent €251m lobbying EU' since 2010

  2019-10-24 by Sandra Laville in The Guardian

Report comes amid calls for set up of firewall to protect politics from industry influence

  Tagged under: BP | Lobbying | European Union | Oil Industry | Shell | Exxon | Chevron | Fossil Fuels


UK to use finance meant for green energy to support fracking in Argentina

  2019-10-22 in The Guardian

Documents show government’s £1bn commitment in 2017 later prioritised support of major oil companies

  Tagged under: Argentina | Renewable Energy | BP | Shell | Fracking | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Oil firms to pour extra 7m barrels per day into markets, data shows

  2019-10-10 in The Guardian

Projected production surge in next 12 years to be led by Shell despite climate crisis

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Chevron | Fracking | Fossil Fuels | Saudi Arabia | Aramco


Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions

  2019-10-09 in The Guardian

New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangers

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Africa | Chevron | Fossil Fuels | Middle East | Saudi Arabia | Aramco


UK's big energy firms accused of failing to tackle climate crisis

  2019-06-20 in The Guardian

Shell, BP and Centrica have talked of backing EU emissions target but withheld support

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Greenhouse Gases


The fossil fuel industry's invisible colonization of academia | Benjamin Franta and Geoffrey Supran

  2017-03-13 in The Guardian

Benjamin Franta and Geoffrey Supran: Corporate capture of academic research by the fossil fuel industry is an elephant in the room and a threat to tackling climate change.

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Chevron


Engaging with oil companies on climate change is futile, admits leading UK environmentalist

  2015-01-15 in The Guardian

After years working on sustainability projects with BP and Shell, Jonathon Porritt says he came to the conclusion it was ‘impossible’ for today’s oil and gas companies to adapt to the need to exit fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | BP | Shell | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Sustainability


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