Inside The energy future

Shell Scenarios

Shell Scenarios ask “what if?” questions about the future. They help us, governments and academia understand possibilities and uncertainties ahead.

Future transport

We are innovating to help people and goods move around an ever more crowded world more cleanly and efficiently.

Future cities

Which city best suits your lifestyle? Answer our future cities quiz and compare 500 cities worldwide to find out.

The colours of energy

A free e-book featuring 36 essays by experts in energy offers fresh thinking on the challenges of moving towards a cleaner energy future in the 21st century.

Blue earth with question mark

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?

Take this short quiz to find out
landscape of city

Adair Turner: we need action on climate change

The former financial regulator Adair Turner on why he is chairing the Energy Transition Commission.

Read the story on Inside Energy
The energy problem to solve in this lifetime

The energy problem to solve in this lifetime

The brightest minds in the energy sector share their personal highlights of 2017 and the one energy problem they would like to see solved in their lifetimes.

Read them on Inside Energy
Paris city at night

Keeping momentum after Paris

The energy future is not just in the hands of governments and businesses, argues Laszlo Varro. Consumers also have a huge role to play.

Read the Inside Energy story

Featured content

What are Shell Scenarios?

Shell has been a pioneer in developing scenarios to explore the future and deepen its strategic thinking for almost 50 years. 

New Lenses on Future Cities

We analysed six city archetypes to better understand the changing world and created scenarios for how individual cities might evolve and become more efficient.