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Carbon capture: the quest for cleaner energy

In less than four years, the Quest carbon capture and storage facility in Canada has captured and safely stored 4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide - the equivalent annual emissions of about one million cars.

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Explorers in search of a better future

Bright young people keen to build a sustainable future want to understand its challenges – and how to tackle them. An innovative programme, which Shell and its partners have launched, is designed to help them.

The Energy Podcast by Shell

The Energy Podcast

How will the world meet growing energy demand while reducing carbon dioxide emissions? The Energy Podcast sets out to explore the options, and the possible outcomes. Listen and subscribe here.

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Nature's role in the fight against climate change

The 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.

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    How can the energy industry compete with Silicon Valley in attracting the brightest recruits?

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    How supercomputers help to overcome the technical challenge of keeping satellites working smoothly hundreds of kilometres above earth.

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Transport

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    In one of the world’s most productive oil fields, shale operators have put competition aside to join in a common cause: making roads safer.

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    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.

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New energies

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    Kite power: no longer a flight of fancy?

    Entrepreneurs believe kites offer untapped opportunities to harness winds high above the earth and generate electricity at a lower cost than wind turbines. Can their technology take off?

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Digitalisation

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    The rise of intelligent oil fields

    Digitalisation is transforming how energy companies like Shell operate. Engineers are increasingly using big data and digital technology to improve efficiency and boost production.

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    A 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.

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The Paris agreement

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    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.

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    The 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.

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