Festivals of ideas and innovation

India’s energy entrepreneurs make the future

Meet India’s bright young minds pitching to turn their energy ideas into commercial reality.

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Bright energy ideas in action

Turning gravity into light

Harnessing kinetic energy from falling rocks, GravityLight produces a safe, renewable source of light to those with no access to electricity.

Best day of my life

What happens when seven energy ideas and six artists collaborate to make one unique music video?

Making Santa Marta brighter

This is Santa Marta: a favela in Brazil that is home to more than 6,000 people as well as a budding solar project led by Insolar.

A new spin on efficiency

What if we could capture the wind created by passing cars with roadside turbines, and turn it into usable energy?

Empowering a community through footsteps

In the heart of Morro da Mineira, a favela in Rio de Janeiro, we took a rundown football pitch and powered it with kinetic and solar energy to demonstrate our belief that a mix of innovative ideas can change the way we power communities. It’s time to see if it worked.

Britain wakes up to the energy of coffee

Millions of us enjoy an energy boosting cup of coffee to help us start the day. But what if that same cup of coffee could also produce energy to help power the planet? A bright new start-up company named bio-bean has found the answer.

The power of questions

Kids vs adults. But who schooled who when it came to asking questions? UK TV personality Rachel Riley has the answer.

Akon lights up Africa

Shell and Akon unveil Africa’s first player- and solar-powered football pitch in Lagos, celebrating the potential of renewable energy.

We’re making gas cool

Cooling natural gas turns it into a liquid. This shrinks its volume, making it easier to ship and releasing less C02.

A quest to find the future in cars

The Shell Eco-marathon pits the world’s brightest young minds in an epic engineering head-to-head to see who can build the most energy-efficient vehicles.

The man who lit the way

Deprived of electricity as a boy, Refugee Abdishakur Mohamoud returned to Somalia as a man, bringing with him a plan to take energy to the people.

A breath of fresh air

Household air pollution from cooking kills over 4 million people every year. See how a simple idea could change that.