The man on an archaeological mission

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.

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Catching fish without courting danger

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. 

Clearing the air over China

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.

Keeping the classroom cool

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.

Bright ideas for the future of energy

Three entrepreneurs were among those that pitched to judges at Make the Future Singapore. Each believes their energy innovation could make a real difference in the world. These are their stories.

The aerial inspectors

Watch how remotely piloted drones are being used to monitor thousands of wells and pipelines in the fields of QGC, one of Australia’s leading gas producers.

The age of digital disruption

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.

Powering a polar adventure

Explorer Rob Swan’s latest adventure sees him aiming to reach the South Pole powered only by renewable technologies.

Harnessing human ingenuity

The world needs urgent investment in innovation, says Robert Armstrong, Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative.

Turning the tide on waste

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.

Turning fats into fuel

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 hyperactive child who never gave up

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.

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.

A thirst for change

How a community project in western India has improved access to affordable, clean drinking water for hundreds of households.

The homes powered by Dubai’s sunshine

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.

A "Fitbit for Energy"

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.

Pitching to the president

Five years after Shell funded a British start-up, the entrepreneurs behind it have pitched their idea to President Barack Obama.

Towards more sustainable cities

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”.

Smooth operators in space

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

Clearing the skies over Beijing

See how China is taking action to reduce air pollution, using renewable energy and replacing coal-fired plants with cleaner gas-fired plants.

Hydrogen cars hit the highway

Emissions-free cars move closer to the mass market with help from governments, car makers and a growing network of refuelling stations.

The secrets of the EcoGenie

An experimental house in the Netherlands reveals how renewable technology can cut energy bills and carbon emissions from old homes.

Driving into a low-carbon future

What is the future for mobility when cutting emissions is crucial? Could it signal the end for the combustion engine? We ask one of our Chief Scientists, Wolfgang Warnecke.