“For all their diversity, the essays share some common threads: a sense of urgency and a sense of optimism; an understanding that, while remaking the global energy system will not be easy, it can be done if we work together,” writes Shell CEO Ben van Beurden in his foreword.

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The views expressed in The colours of energy – Essays on the future of energy in society are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Royal Dutch Shell plc nor any of its subsidiaries (Shell).

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