2021

Shell supports strong climate provisions in the US Build Back Better Act

October, 2021

Shell has joined several companies in a joint letter to Congressional leadership urging Congress to include the climate provisions from the Build Back Better Act in the reconciliation bill currently being negotiated in Congress. The President of Shell Oil Company, Gretchen Watkins, states that the climate provisions in the Build Back Better Act help to set the USA on a path to net-zero emissions by 2050.

Shell’s response to EU Commission’s public consultation on restoring sustainable carbon cycles

October, 2021

Shell welcomes the initiative of the European Commission to develop a certification process for carbon removal units within the EU by 2023. Verified carbon removal units are needed to limit cumulative GHG emissions and to allow some parts of industry and various energy system services to continue operating after 2050.

Shell’s response to UK government consultation on net-zero aviation

September, 2021

In response to a UK consultation, Shell highlights the need for a sectoral approach to reach net-zero emissions in aviation. In the response, Shell proposes a policy framework to support the development and deployment of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in the UK. 

Shell’s response to UK government consultation on a mandate for sustainable aviation fuels

September, 2021

In response to a UK consultation, Shell welcomed the government’s proposal to introduce a mandate for the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and funding to accelerate production. Shell highlighted the need for a comprehensive policy framework, which includes incentives alongside mandates, to encourage investment and stimulate demand for SAF.

Shell welcomes US Senate’s bipartisan approval of the infrastructure package

July, 2021

The President of Shell Oil Company, Gretchen Watkins, highlights Shell’s support for the Senate’s approval of the infrastructure package that supports many critical initiatives that coincide with Shell’s own efforts to reach net-zero, in step with society.

Shell CEO co-signs joint MEP-CEO letter to the EU Commission

July, 2021

In a joint MEP-CEO letter to EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EVP Frans Timmermans, Shell urged the Commission to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy in the industrial sector. Shell advocates a higher overall renewable 2030 target and a sectoral renewable mandate for industry in the revised Renewable Energy Directive. To make this happen, the Fit for 55 package should ensure that policies to create an industrial market for renewable energy, including power and hydrogen, are in line with incentives to ramp up investments in supply.

Shell welcomes the return of federal regulation of methane in the USA

June, 2021

The President of Shell Oil Company, Gretchen Watkins, welcomes the US Congress decision to restore direct federal regulation of methane.

Shell’s response to EU Commission’s public consultation on the Hydrogen and Gas Market Decarbonisation Package

June, 2021

In this consultation submission, Shell provides views on the Hydrogen and Gas Market Decarbonisation Package. Achieving climate neutrality in the EU by 2050 will require significant renewable electrification and energy efficiency. Decarbonised and renewable gases will play a key role in hard-to-abate sectors like chemicals, aviation, shipping, steel and heavy-duty trucking, and in replacing coal with gas in electricity generation.

Shell’s views on upcoming EU Commission Fit for 55 legislative package

June, 2021

In this paper, Shell provides views on how the Fit for 55 (FF55) package can accelerate investments to enable the transition to climate neutrality by 2050, with a focus on the harder-to-abate sectors in industry and transport. The combined application of the legislative initiatives under the FF55 package should ensure that every major sector has a pathway to decarbonise, consistent with the 2030 and 2050 climate targets. The FF55 should ensure that measures to create markets for clean energy in key sectors are in line with measures to incentivise investments in supply and infrastructure.

Shell letter to US Congress committees in support of methane resolution under the Congressional Review Act

April, 2021

The President of Shell Oil Company, Gretchen Watkins, writes to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The letter states Shell’s support for the passage of a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to reverse the Trump administration’s methane policy rule and restore the federal regulation of methane that began in 2016.

Shell provides comments to the US Department of the Interior’s review of the federal oil and gas programme

April, 2021

Shell Offshore Inc. writes to the US Department of the Interior to provide comments on the review of the federal oil and gas programme, pursuant to President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.

Shell calls for US Congress to support methane resolution under the Congressional Review Act

April, 2021

The President of Shell Oil Company, Gretchen Watkins, calls on Congress to pass a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to reverse the Trump Administration’s methane policy rule and restore the federal regulation of methane that began in 2016.

Shell’s response to the European Commission roadmap consultation on the hydrogen and gas markets decarbonisation package

March, 2021

In this consultation submission, Shell provides views on the revision of the Gas Market Directive and Regulation.

Shell’s response to the European Commission consultation on the revised TEN-E regulation

March, 2021

In this consultation response, Shell expresses support for a revised regulation on TEN-E which is aligned with the objectives of the Green Deal.

Shell’s response to the European Commission public consultation on the review of the renewable energy directive

February, 2021

Increased production and use of renewable energy are critical for the EU to become climate neutral by 2050 and to meet the updated 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target of 55%. The upcoming review can provide the supplementary incentives, including targets, needed to accelerate investments and the creation of sectoral markets for renewable and low-carbon energy, especially in hard-to-abate sectors such as industry and transport.

Shell’s response to the European Commission public consultation on the review of EU rules for land use, land use change and forestry

February, 2021

Shell welcomes a reform of the rules of the land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector with the aim of strengthening it as an important lever for achieving net-zero emissions in the EU by 2050. Natural carbon sinks and technologies that permanently remove carbon from the atmosphere will be vital to deal with hardest-to-abate emissions.

Shell’s response to the European Commission public consultation on updating the EU emissions trading system (ETS)

February, 2021

Shell supports the reform of the EU ETS to align with the raised 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target. Within the EU climate and energy policy framework, an effective ETS remains one of the key policy measures to deliver sectoral decarbonisation by cost-effectively reducing emissions across regulated sectors.

Shell’s response to UK government consultation on aligning UK international support for the clean energy transition

February, 2021

In response to a UK government consultation, Shell supports the ending of government funding for overseas fossil fuels projects, and a pivot to a focus on clean growth for trade promotion and diplomatic support.

Shell’s response to inception impact assessment for EU methane legislative act

January, 2021

In a submission to the European Commission’s inception impact assessment of the EU Methane Strategy, Shell expressed support for an ambitious and consistent policy framework covering the full range of methane emissions priorities as identified in the EU Methane Strategy, including measures applying to the global supply chain.

Shell’s response to the European Commission consultation on EU emissions trading system - updated rules for aviation

January, 2021

In this consultation submission, Shell provides views on the revision of the EU ETS rules for aviation.

2020

Shell response to the European Commission consultation on the revision of the Energy Taxation Directive

October, 2020

To accelerate the deployment of the low-carbon technologies needed to achieve climate neutrality, industry needs clear goals and predictable policies to provide the business case for investment. The revision of the Energy Taxation Directive is an opportunity to contribute to this. Energy taxation is an important part of the coherent, credible, and cost-effective policy framework needed to incentivise action to help the EU achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

Shell response to the ReFuelEU Aviation consultation

October, 2020

In a submission to the European Commission’s consultation on the legislative ReFuelEU Aviation initiative, Shell provides views on the decarbonisation of the aviation sector.

Shell continues to support direct regulation of methane in USA and opposes rollback of methane regulation

October, 2020

The President of Shell Oil Company, Gretchen Watkins, highlights Shell’s support for direct regulation of methane and opposition to the methane regulatory rollback.

Shell response to the European Commission consultation on the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

September, 2020

In this public consultation response, Shell provides views on the upcoming EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy. Each transport sector will need to find its own way to achieve net-zero emissions and in each sector a broad coalition of businesses, governments and other parties is needed to identify and enable decarbonisation pathways to achieve a net-zero emissions future.

Shell response to the European Commission consultation on the offshore renewable energy strategy

September, 2020

In this consultation submission, Shell expresses views on an enabling policy framework for the offshore wind industry.

Shell and BP jointly urge Texas regulator to support an ambition of zero routine flaring in Texas, USA

September, 2020

The President of Shell Oil Company, Gretchen Watkins, calls on the Texas Railroad Commission to support an ambition of zero routine flaring in Texas.

Shell provides input to the UK government’s consultation on carbon emission tax

September, 2020

Shell UK views carbon emissions trading as a preferred approach to a carbon emissions tax. However if a carbon emissions tax is to be introduced, Shell recommends certain design considerations.

Shell statement on the European Commission’s 2030 Climate Target Plan

September, 2020

Shell supports the European Commission’s proposal for a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. This challenging but clear target will encourage low carbon investment, and we will play our part

Shell response to the open public consultation on FuelEU Maritime – Green Maritime Space Initiative

September, 2020

The upcoming FuelEU Maritime initiative is intended to increase the use of sustainable alternative fuels in European shipping and ports. This consultation response outlines our views on shipping decarbonisation.

Shell calls for phase-out of new internal combustion engines in the light duty vehicle segment by 2030

July, 2020

Shell UK supports the government’s increased ambition in the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK, and believes that the phase out date for sales of new internal combustion engines in the light duty vehicle segment could be brought forward to 2030.

Shell response to the roadmap consultation on the EU methane strategy

July, 2020

In a submission to the European Commission’s consultation on the Methane Strategy, Shell expressed support for expedited and ambitious methane regulation involving monitoring, reporting and verification standards, rapid progress on leak detection, repair and targets.

Shell response to the Roadmap Consultation on the Hydrogen Strategy

June, 2020

In a submission to the European Commission’s consultation on the Hydrogen Strategy, Shell provides views on an enabling policy framework for investment in clean hydrogen.

Shell response to the 2030 Climate Target Plan

June, 2020

In a submission to the European Commission’s consultation on the 2030 Climate Target Plan, we share key policy options to accelerate climate action in the hard-to-decarbonise sectors and express support for raising the 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.

Shell response to the European Commission consultation on the revision of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID)

June, 2020

Shell’s consultation submission on the revised AFID outlines our views on hydrogen, e-mobility and LNG infrastructure in the context of achieving the Green Deal’s 2050 climate neutrality target.

Methane policy recommendations for the EU

May, 2020

Shell, non-governmental organisations and other companies have developed recommendations for policies to reduce methane emissions within the context of the European Green Deal to reach climate neutrality by 2050.

Shell response to the European Climate Law

May, 2020

In a submission to the European Commission’s consultation on the Climate Law, Shell expressed support for the 2050 climate neutrality target, showing a possible, although challenging, pathway to net-zero emissions in the energy system based on Shell’s Scenario Sketch “A climate-neutral EU by 2050”.

Shell welcomes the EU’s Green Deal

February, 2020

In a submission to the European Commission’s roadmap consultation on the Climate Law, Shell expressed support for the target to achieve climate neutrality in the European Union by 2050.

New homes in the UK should be net zero

February, 2020

Shell UK Country Chair Sinead Lynch agrees with the Committee on Climate Change that by 2050 the vast majority of homes in the UK must use low-carbon heat.

The Georgetown Transportation and Climate Initiative in the USA

February, 2020

Shell comments on The Georgetown Transportation and Climate Initiative High Level Framework For A Draft Regional Policy Proposal To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Pollution.

2019

Why methane emissions reduction must be a core focus of the EU’s decarbonisation strategy

December, 2019

Shell encourages the EU to consider ambitious policies and incentives to drastically reduce methane emissions to near-zero from all natural gas used in Europe.

How Article 6 of the Paris Agreement could work

December, 2019

This note sets out Shell’s views on how Article 6 could work and key considerations for it to be effective. Shell shared this note with stakeholders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid.

The Georgetown Transportation and Climate Initiative in the USA

November, 2019

Shell comments on The Georgetown Transportation and Climate Initiative High Level Framework For A Draft Regional Policy Proposal To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Pollution.

Shell supports direct regulation of methane emissions in the USA

November, 2019

Shell calls on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the USA to continue the direct regulation of methane emissions. The letter also highlights Shell’s commitment and actions to tackle methane emissions.

Shell supports action to address carbon emissions in the USA

September, 2019

Shell Oil Company responds to the House Energy and Commerce Committee questionnaire on reducing carbon pollution towards a clean economy in the USA by 2050. The response highlights the importance of an economy-wide carbon pricing mechanism.

Shell supports climate accord in the Netherlands

September, 2019

Shell Nederland supports a climate accord in the Netherlands which aims to decrease the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 49% by 2030 compared with its emissions in 1990.

Shell CEO supports proposal for net-zero emissions in Europe by 2050

July, 2019

Ben van Beurden speaks about the European Commission’s proposal for the European Union to target net-zero emissions by 2050, and the action that can help it happen.

Shell supports net-zero emissions in UK by 2050

May, 2019

Shell UK Country Chair Sinead Lynch supports calls by the UK Committee on Climate Change for the UK to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Shell supports the direct regulation of methane in the USA

March, 2019

The President of Shell Oil Company, Gretchen Watkins, calls on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the USA to continue the direct regulation of methane emissions. She says that Shell recognises methane emissions as a critically important climate issue.

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