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Shell’s Chief Economist, Steven Fries, on growing up in Pennsylvania, understanding downturns and why he drives one of the smallest cars on the market.
In southern Oman, engineers use a natural cleanser to deal with water brought to the surface during oil production. They channel the water through specially cultivated reed beds which act as a filter, making the production process more energy-efficient.
As construction continues at the world’s first Olympic Village powered by hydrogen, Japan takes the lead in global talks to promote a hydrogen economy.
China has far more electric vehicles on its roads than any other country on earth. While the country intends to keep the pace of manufacturing growing, can its charging infrastructure keep up?
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A record-breaking offshore liftAfter decades supplying oil and gas to northern Europe, the 24,200-tonne Brent Delta platform was lifted and carried to an industrial recycling centre more than 700 kilometres away.
Securing the talent of tomorrowHow can the energy industry compete with Silicon Valley in attracting the brightest recruits?
Smooth operators in spaceHow supercomputers help to overcome the technical challenge of keeping satellites working smoothly hundreds of kilometres above earth.
The race for cleaner carsDr Wolfgang Warnecke is a lifelong fan of motorsports. He is also convinced that the quest for innovation and better performance in motorsports can speed the development of the lower-carbon fuels the world needs to reduce transport emissions. Shell’s Chief Scientist for Mobility talks to Inside Energy.
What could the roads of the future look like?From glow-in-the-dark motorway lanes to surfaces that take harmful substances out of the air, scientists and artists believe roads offer an untapped opportunity for energy innovation.
Nature's role in the fight against climate changeThe world must find many ways to reduce carbon emissions while addressing growing energy demand. One approach is to protect and restore ecosystems that absorb carbon dioxide, such as forests, grasslands and wetlands. Inside Energy reports.
The quest for better batteriesWith more electric cars and energy storage opportunities, big brands and start-ups are in a global race to develop battery technology. What do they need to breakthrough?
The rise of intelligent oil fieldsDigitalisation is transforming how energy companies like Shell operate. Engineers are increasingly using big data and digital technology to improve efficiency and boost production.
The age of digital disruptionA new smartphone-based service that delivers fuel to your door is among Shell's latest innovations. It is part of the growing rise of digitalisation across the global economy.
The Paris agreement
The Paris agreement: can it survive?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.
Pathways to a cleaner energy futureThe Nobel Prize-winning physicist and former US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu on the solutions and technologies the world needs if it is to achieve a lower-carbon future.