How will the world produce more, cleaner energy to power our homes and cities, and fuel our vehicles in decades to come?
Energy and innovation
Energy is vital to our daily lives. Over the coming decades, more people will gain access to energy and enjoy higher standards of living. At the same time, climate change remains a serious concern. We use human ingenuity, innovation and technology to unlock more, cleaner energy for the years ahead.
Inside energy and innovation
We develop innovative technologies to find and safely unlock more, and affordable, energy from ever harder-to-reach places.
Do you have a great idea or innovative technology? We look for creative people, companies and organisations to partner with.
We believe the answers to tomorrow’s energy challenges lie in the power of people’s ingenuity, and that together we can #makethefuture today.
Young engineers from around the world hit the track on ultra-efficient cars, helping to drive the future of mobility.
Global Energy Resources database
Our tool for exploring how the world’s fossil and renewable energy resources are distributed – now and in future.
Harnessing human ingenuity
The world needs urgent investment in innovation, says Robert Armstrong, Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative.
From hospital bed to seabed
CT scanning has already revolutionised medicine, now it is driving innovation deep beneath the waves.
Panama Canal opens shortcut for natural gas
The first shipment of liquefied natural gas to pass through the expanded Panama Canal heralds new trade routes.
Switching on lights for one of the Philippines' oldest tribes
Watch how a local project combining solar energy and hydropower is bringing electric light to the Batak people.
Back to the Future: could cars be powered by waste?
The Shell pilot plant that will turn rubbish into fuel for cars.
What is natural gas, and what can we do with it? The cleanest-burning hydrocarbon is both abundant and versatile.
Do you have an idea or technology that could transform the energy industry? We are seeking out original ideas, from the unproven to those ready to deploy.