The global energy system is changing. A planet destined for more people and rising living standards will need more energy. But the world must also find ways to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change. Shell’s New Energies business focuses on new fuels and power.
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 are helping to power lives around the world with natural gas, the cleanest-burning hydrocarbon.
Electricity is vital to our daily lives. Since it can be generated from multiple sources, including natural gas and renewables, it is possible to meet rising energy demand with fewer emissions.
Shell has a long history of developing energy projects using its knowledge, experience and proven deep-water technologies to unlock new resources safely and efficiently. Read more about Shell’s deep-water work around the world.
Shell Scenarios ask “what if?” questions about the future. They help us, governments and academia understand possibilities and uncertainties ahead.
How will the world produce more, cleaner energy to power our homes and cities, and fuel our vehicles in decades to come?
#MakeTheFuture showcases the on-going actions Shell is taking to help create this more sustainable energy-rich, lower carbon future.
Energy resources are spread across the planet
The Global Energy Resource database is our tool for exploring the world’s fossil and renewable energy resources. Do you know how energy resources are distributed around the world?
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.
Do you have a great idea or innovative technology? We look for creative people, companies and organisations to partner with.
We develop innovative technologies to find and safely unlock more, and affordable, energy from ever harder-to-reach places.
Shell’s GameChanger programme works with start-ups and businesses on unproven early-stage ideas with the potential to impact the future of energy.