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To mark this year's Gastech conference in Barcelona, Spain, Inside Energy presents a series of films. Find out why many Chinese restaurants are moving away from coal-powered kitchens, how drone technology is being used to monitor gas wells in Australia and watch Shell’s Gas Director talk about what the world needs to do to address climate change.
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Many of the world's future energy challenges rest on the shoulders of a younger generation. But who are they and what motivates them? Inside Energy met some of the rising stars at one of the industry's biggest annual gatherings in Norway, ONS 2018. This is what they said.
Producing energy resources deep beneath the world’s oceans has been going on for 40 years. Most of the deep-water pioneers have retired. Now some of them are back in demand.
As costs of building solar power plants and wind farms fall, renewable energy projects are helping in the move towards a lower-carbon future. Inside Energy meets the Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency.
How will we travel differently in the future? Is enough being done globally to shift to more sustainable forms of transport? And are different parts of the world on course towards a lower-carbon future? Watch the Inside Energy debate.
The Chinese city of Lanzhou demonstrates how communities around the globe can improve their air quality with the help of natural gas.
How do you refuel planes in temperatures as low as -45⁰C? Watch this film to see how Shell Aviation and its partners keep planes flying across subarctic conditions of northern Canada.
Aerodynamic and packed with energy saving technology, Starship is a new vehicle designed to show how trucks can be more fuel efficient. Inside Energy steps on board.
Appomattox, one of Shell’s biggest deep-water platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, has left Texas, USA, and is heading to its final location. It was built despite one of the toughest downturns in oil prices for decades.
For centuries “The Mocking of Samson” was thought to be a copy of a famous Dutch painting. Then a Shell microscope made a remarkable discovery.
For years, conflict and unrest have taken their toll on the rich cultural heritage of Iraq. But one Iraqi is determined to save his country’s archaeology.
Fishing off the coast of Colombia has come with great risks due to ageing equipment and poor safety standards. Now a Shell-sponsored programme is helping communities to adopt better practices.
After struggling with smog for decades, skies over parts of China are beginning to clear. Watch how government policies encouraging gas over coal have made a difference to both air quality and business.
Energy-rich Iraq has suffered from daily power cuts for years. Now the situation is improving as steady gas supplies help to generate more electricity. Read the story on Inside Energy.
Ten photographers from around the world tell a story of energy use, capture or generation.
The former US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu tells Inside Energy what the world needs to do to reach a lower-carbon future.
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.
125 years after Shell’s oil tanker delivered kerosene to Asia, a namesake ship made its first delivery of natural gas to China.
A new biofuel made partly with coffee is being used to power some of London’s buses. Inside Energy meets Arthur Kay, the man behind the idea.
A new service that delivers fuel to your door is among Shell's latest innovations, and is a response to the rise of digitalisation across the economy.
Big brands and start-ups are in a global race to develop battery technology. What do they need to breakthrough?
Explorer Rob Swan’s latest adventure sees him aiming to reach the South Pole powered only by renewable technologies.
The former financial regulator Adair Turner on why he is chairing the Energy Transition Commission.
The world needs urgent investment in innovation, says Robert Armstrong, Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative.
Scientists at Shell have produced a new formula of lubricant that helps stop corrosion when wind turbines are built in humid conditions, high in the mountains.
Shell Retail wants to reduce and reuse waste while empowering people in its fuelling stations around the world. Watch this film to see how this ambition is being realised.
Two chemists have invented a process to convert waste fat into biofuel that can be pumped directly into any petrol or diesel engine. Will their technology take off?
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will be the world’s longest sea crossing, spanning more than 50 kilometres of water.
Digitalisation is transforming how energy companies operate, with engineers using big data to increase efficiency and boost production.
Meet the captain in charge of towing Shell’s liquified natural gas facility from South Korea to Australia.
Johari bin Brahim used the skills he acquired from Shell LiveWIRE Brunei to launch two businesses and has just won a $24 million contract. He tells Inside Energy why he’s not stopping there.
It is crucial that the Paris agreement remains in place, says Shell’s Chief Climate Change Advisor David Hone. It underpins the need for the ongoing energy transition to also deliver a world of net-zero emissions.
Hydrogen cars could play a key role in the future of transport. But what are they like to drive?
How the 24,200-tonne Brent Delta platform was lifted and carried to an industrial recycling centre more than 700 kilometres away.
How natural gas is providing reliable electricity to parts of India in the wake of a catastrophic power failure.
Inside Energy interviews experts about the challenges facing Japan - an economic powerhouse with few energy resources of its own.
As Shell opens its new technology hub in Bangalore, the Indian city is becoming known as the Silicon Valley of Asia.
Finalists of Shell’s #makethefuture Accelerator programme in India tell Inside Energy how they hope to reduce emissions from cars, kitchens and buildings.
How a community project in western India has improved access to affordable, clean drinking water for hundreds of households.
The South by Southwest festival in the USA brings together musicians, artists and entrepreneurs. Why is Shell there?
Why scientists and artists believe roads offer an untapped opportunity for energy innovation.
How a visit to a shopping centre led to the use of virtual reality in safety training for a new oil production project in Malaysia.
Dubai has long been reliant on energy from hydrocarbons. Now a new carbon-neutral housing development will tap into the city’s abundant sunshine, enabling residents to generate their own electricity.
Ten of the industry’s brightest minds on the highlights of the last year and their hopes for 2017.
As Shell co-invests in a company generating electricity from high-altitude wind, is kite power about to take off?
Watch how the Western state of Gujarat, where Shell's Hazira joint-venture is based, is using natural gas to increase fertiliser production.
How can the energy industry compete with Silicon Valley in attracting the brightest recruits?
Can big data help the world improve energy efficiency? Six months after winning Energy Fest, an innovation pitching competition in Amsterdam, one start-up’s vision is breaking through.
Forty years after the huge Brent oil and gas field started operations, one family’s story reflects its history…and the birth of a new industry.
Five years after Shell funded a British start-up, the entrepreneurs behind it have pitched their idea to President Barack Obama.
To meet the UN agreement to reduce emissions, the world must seriously look at carbon capture storage technology, says Sally Benson, one of the world’s leading energy experts.
The energy future is not just in the hands of governments and businesses, argues Laszlo Varro. Consumers also have a huge role to play.
It took an abandoned nuclear missile silo, a vast underwater laboratory and a lot of hard work. But the US space agency boldly went where it had never been before: the North Sea.
A new mooring line in the Gulf of Mexico could further scientific knowledge of the world's interconnected ocean systems.
CT scanning has already revolutionised medicine, now it is driving innovation deep beneath the waves.
The first shipment of liquefied natural gas to pass through the expanded Panama Canal heralds new trade routes.
Villagers in the Western Indian state of Gujarat can now cook with cleaner-burning natural gas, thanks to a government-led initiative.
Jeremy Bentham, Shell’s head of Scenarios, on the findings of the latest report, “A Better Life with a Healthy Planet: Pathways to Net-Zero Emissions”.
Watch how a local project combining solar energy and hydropower is bringing electric light to the Batak people.
The Shell pilot plant that will turn rubbish into fuel for cars.
How to turn bright energy ideas into commercial innovations, by Geert van de Wouw of Shell Ventures.
The latest manufacturing technology could change how virtually everything is made, one layer at a time.
How supercomputers help to overcome the technical challenge of keeping satellites working smoothly hundreds of kilometres above earth.
With the promise of safer journeys and lower-carbon emissions, can connected cars catch on?
Rare sightings of calf sperm whales add to scientific knowledge about life off the coast of Colombia.
See how China is taking action to reduce air pollution, using renewable energy and replacing coal-fired plants with cleaner gas-fired plants.
A landmark project helps to advance technology that could play a key role in the transition to a lower-carbon world.
An experimental house in the Netherlands reveals how renewable technology can cut energy bills and carbon emissions from old homes.
Emissions-free cars move closer to the mass market with help from governments, car makers and a growing network of refuelling stations.
An innovative project in deep waters demonstrates how older gas fields can continue providing energy to power homes and businesses.