Shell oil just unveiled a plan to move the world away from fossil fuels

March 27, 2018 by  
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Royal Dutch Shell just laid out a proposal to move us away from its own product. The company’s Sky Scenario is a plan to help the world meet the goals set forth in the Paris climate agreement . The plan would shift people away from oil and towards hydrogen and electric transportation in order to keep global warming under the 2 degree limit that most scientists think is the tipping point for climate change . As weird as it is for an oil company to suggest moving away from fossil fuels, Shell is putting its money where its mouth is. Last October, the company purchased an electric car charging company, a major natural gas company, and it’s working on carbon capture and storage technology through its Quest and Gorgon projects. Related: BP and Shell prepare for catastrophic climate change Shell’s Sky scenario details a way in which the world can shift from oil to other technologies by 2070. The proposal suggests addressing growing global energy needs by moving to clean electricity like solar and wind, replacing gas guzzlers with electric vehicles – particularly semi-trucks – and focusing on fuels like biofuel and hydrogen. “The relevant transformations in the energy and natural systems require concurrent climate policy action and the deployment of disruptive new technologies at mass scale within government policy environments that strongly incentivize investment and innovation,” the company said. Via The Washington Post Images via Shell and Deposit Photos

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Shell predicted the effects of climate change in its own 1991 film

March 1, 2017 by  
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A recent report by The Guardian reveals that Shell not only knew the extent of climate change as far back as 1991, but even made a film about it. The oil company’s film, called “Climate of Concern,” said the climate was changing “at a rate faster than at any time since the end of the ice age – change too fast perhaps for life to adapt, without severe dislocation.” Despite that knowledge, the company has gone on to heavily invest in the Alberta tar sands, and lobby extensively against climate change action. Check out the video below. As The Guardian notes, Shell’s film painted a bleak picture of a planet ravaged by the effects of climate change : “Tropical islands barely afloat even now, first made inhabitable, and then obliterated beneath the waves … coastal lowlands everywhere suffering pollution of precious groundwater, on which so much farming and so many cities depend,” says the film’s narrator as images of people dealing with the effects of natural disasters and famine float by. “In a crowded world subject to such adverse shifts of climate, who would take care of such greenhouse refugees?” Related: Shell tells US it’s ready to begin drilling 8,000 feet below Arctic seabed https://vimeo.com/205539515 At the time it was made, the film was available for public viewing by anyone – including schools and universities. But it seems to have largely gone off the radar in the decades since. And according to Professor Tom Wigley, who helped make the film during his time as head of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia , the predictions made by the film 25 years ago remain pretty accurate based on today’s knowledge. “It was quite comprehensive on what might happen, what the consequences are, and what to do about it,” he told The Guardian, noting that predictions for temperature and sea level rise in the film were “pretty good compared with current understanding.” A copy of the 30-minute film was recently obtained by Dutch online newspaper The Correspondent , which posted the video on its website and Vimeo . Via The Guardian Images via Chris Light and dvidshub , Wikimedia Commons Video via The Correspondent

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Shell tells U.S. it’s ready to begin drilling 8,000 feet below Arctic seabed

August 11, 2015 by  
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Last month Royal Dutch Shell was given approval to drill at two sites in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea, but were informed by the Federal government that they lacked the appropriate equipment to ‘safely’ drill into oil-bearing rock some 8,000 feet below the ocean floor. But now, with a key safety vessel that would address well blow outs— a vessel that was previously blocked by protesters in Portland —in place, Shell has applied to amend their permits so as to commence drilling into the deeper, deepwater area. Read the rest of Shell tells U.S. it’s ready to begin drilling 8,000 feet below Arctic seabed

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Containscrapers: could green-covered stacked shipping containers solve Mumbai’s housing crisis?

August 11, 2015 by  
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LEGO Dumps Partnership with Shell Oil in Wake of Greenpeace Campaign

October 9, 2014 by  
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After 50 years, LEGO will finally end its co-marketing campaign with Shell Oil. The move comes in the wake of a viral video from Greenpeace which brought attention to a branding effort that seeks to sell big oil to small kids. The video, “Everything is NOT Awesome,” shows a pristine Arctic landscape made from 265lbs of LEGO being slowly submerged in oil, a reference to Shell’s continued efforts to begin drilling in the Arctic . Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of LEGO Dumps Partnership with Shell Oil in Wake of Greenpeace Campaign Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arctic Drilling , arctic oil , children’s toys , environmental destruction , Greenpeace , lego , lego environment , lego oil , oil branding , oil exploration , Royal Dutch Shell , shell oil

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Stunning MOTT32 Restaurant Is Nestled Into a Former Bank Vault in Hong Kong

October 9, 2014 by  
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World’s First Kinetic Energy-Powered Football Stadium Opens in Rio de Janeiro

October 2, 2014 by  
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It’s a strange partnership, but Brazilian football legend Pelé and Shell Oil have teamed up to launch the world’s first player-powered community football field–right in the heart of a Rio de Janeiro slum. Built for the Morro da Mineira community, the innovative sports facility is part of Shell’s ‘Make The Future’ project , which supports ideas that “come from anywhere.” The local pitch was refurbished by Shell using 200 high-tech, underground tiles that capture the players’ kinetic energy , which is then combined with solar energy to power the pitch’s lights and provide a safe and brightly lit community space. Read the rest of World’s First Kinetic Energy-Powered Football Stadium Opens in Rio de Janeiro Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: brazil football , favela , kinetic energy , kinetic football , kinetic football pitch , kinetic power , pele , rio slums , Royal Dutch Shell , Shell , shell oil , solar panels , Solar Power

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Help Support Greenpeace’s Petition Urging LEGO to Break Ties With Shell Oil

August 10, 2014 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Lego art is one of our favorite topics here at Inhabitat, which is why we were dismayed to learn that the world’s biggest toymaker has partnered with Shell to distribute toy bricks branded with the oil company’s logo. In protest to the deal and Shell’s controversial drilling plans in the Arctic, Greenpeace has launched a petition to urge Lego to break ties with Shell. To help explain why the partnership is harmful for both the environment and kids worldwide, Greenpeace has put together compelling videos that they hope will persuade Lego to choose integrity over profit. Click through to watch both video campaigns and sign the Greenpeace anti-Shell petition . READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arctic , Greenpeace , greenpeace anti-shell petition , lego , lego and shell partnership , lego company , Shell , shell oil

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Shell Finally Accepts Liability for Nigeria Oil Spills Requiring $1 Billion Clean Up

August 5, 2011 by  
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image via Crack Two While the Gulf oil spill was no doubt horrific, it’s nothing compared to what’s been going on in Nigeria for decades . In 2008, two Shell oil spills wiped out the entire community of Bodo , and for nearly 50 years prior to that, oil spills occurred with shocking regularity. After long denying responsibility for the massive 2008 spills, which sent 11 million gallons of crude oil into a region of the Niger Delta, Shell has finally taken responsibility for the disaster. A class action lawsuit was filed against the company, prompting them to admit that more than 275 times the amount of oil they reported was actually spilled. The U.N. has harshly criticized the oil company , and says that the region requires the world’s largest ever oil spill clean up which will take up to 30 years and cost potentially more than $1 billion. Read the rest of Shell Finally Accepts Liability for Nigeria Oil Spills Requiring $1 Billion Clean Up Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bodo oil spill , bodo oil spill damage , class action lawsuit against shell , largest oil spill clean up in the world , niger delta oil spill , oil spills nigeria , shell accepts liability , shell nigeria oil spill , shell oil , shell oil spill bodo , shell petroleum , UNEP , unep study , United National Environment Programme , United Nations

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