In this updated paper on the Fit for 55 (FF55) package, Shell supports the EU Commission’s RePowerEU Plan. We believe that speeding up the energy transition, diversifying gas and liquid energy supply, and enhancing energy efficiency are the best ways to enhance energy security. Therefore, our view is that ‘Fit for 55’ (FF55) needs to be strengthened in order to accelerate renewable energy deployment, including power, hydrogen and renewable transport fuels, while safeguarding industrial competitiveness and protecting vulnerable consumers.
Shell’s feedback to the EU Commission on the draft Delegated Acts on the production of renewable transport fuels, the share of renewable electricity requirements, and greenhouse gas savings requirements for renewable fuels of non-biological origin (RFNBO) and recycled carbon fuels (RCF)
Shell believes that renewable hydrogen, renewable synthetic transport fuels made out of renewable power and recycled carbon fuels (RCF) will play a crucial role in the decarbonisation of the energy system, mainly in industry and heavy-duty mobility. Shell welcomes the fact that the draft delegated acts on ‘additionality’ and on the accounting of greenhouse emissions savings for RCF and synthetic transport fuels have been published and looks forward to their adoption.
Shell’s response to the European Commission consultation on carbon removals certification – EU Rules
Shell believes an EU certification framework for carbon removals is a first important step in encouraging greater investment in Europe’s carbon sinks and technical removal opportunities. In our response, we provide feedback on standards and rules for certification methodologies, as well as governance.
Shell’s response to the European Commission consultation on renewable energy projects, permit granting processes and power purchase agreements
Shell believes that unlocking the unprecedented and integrated level of investments needed to deliver the EU’s energy and climate ambition requires complementary and sectoral policy measures. These measures should address existing barriers to renewable energy, in particular by expediting permitting procedures, facilitating power purchase agreements (PPAs) and providing policy and legal certainty for developers of cross-border projects, such as hybrid interconnected offshore wind projects.
In this letter, Shell shares its views on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to retroactively relax the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) standards. In the letter, Shell also welcomes the proposal to expand the RFS programme to include biointermediates and supports EPA’s proposed decision to deny the outstanding Small Refinery Exemption petitions.
Shell’s response to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s consultation on methane emissions regulations
In this letter, Shell provides comments in support of methane emissions regulations for existing sources, as well as new, reconstructed and modified sources. The letter also provides an overview of the actions that Shell Oil Company is undertaking to reduce methane emissions.
Shell welcomes the publication of the government of British Columbia’s CleanBC Roadmap to 2030, and highlights the importance of collaboration between stakeholders and sectors to achieve British Columbia’s climate goals. In this response to the government’s budget consultation, Shell Canada outlines strategic opportunities for further collaboration to advance shared economic and climate objectives.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
In this consultation submission, Shell provides views on the revision of the Gas Market Directive and Regulation.
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
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
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)
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
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.
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
In this consultation submission, Shell provides views on the revision of the EU ETS rules for aviation.
Shell response to the European Commission consultation on the revision of the Energy Taxation Directive
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Shell comments on The Georgetown Transportation and Climate Initiative High Level Framework For A Draft Regional Policy Proposal To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Pollution.
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.
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.
Shell comments on The Georgetown Transportation and Climate Initiative High Level Framework For A Draft Regional Policy Proposal To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Pollution.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.