A US Net-Zero C02 Energy System By 2050 

Shell aims to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or sooner. With this approach, we want to contribute to achieving a net-zero world, where society stops adding to the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. 

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Shell is an energy provider

We are working to offer our customers more, lower-carbon products, from renewable electricity to hydrogen. We aim to reduce the carbon intensity of the energy products we sell by 30% by 2035 and by 65% by 2050 compared with 2016, keeping in pace with society. 

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Shell is an energy consumer

We aim to be net-zero on emissions generated by all our operations, as well as on emissions associated with the energy we need to power them. Our ambition is that any greenhouse has emissions from making our products that cannot be avoided = through energy efficiency or using lower-carbon fuel – will be balanced with removal from the atmosphere using technology and nature.

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Shell is a partner for change

We are working with our customers to address the emissions created when they use products bought from us, as well as helping them find ways to reduce their overall carbon footprint. We are also coming together with businesses, governments and others to address emissions in different sectors. 

What is Shell's Net Carbon Footprint ambition?

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- [Narrator] Shell's purpose is to provide more

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and cleaner energy as the world's demand continues to grow.

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At the same time,

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society is moving towards a lower-carbon energy system

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to tackle climate change

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and meet the goal of the Paris Agreement.

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Today's energy system includes increasing amounts

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of renewables but it still largely relies

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on fuels that release greenhouse gases.

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This reliance needs to change.

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Shell is a large company,

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providing some 3% of the world's energy.

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We want to play our part.

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This is what's behind our Net Carbon Footprint ambition,

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to reduce the carbon intensity of our energy products

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in step with society's progress towards meeting

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the goal of the Paris Agreement.

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Our Net Carbon Footprint includes

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the emissions associated with the energy products we sell.

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Around 15% of those emissions are caused

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by getting our products to customers,

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including during production, manufacture and transportation.

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The remaining 85% of emissions are generated

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by our customers when they use our energy products.

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So our ambition includes those emissions too.

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Achieving our Net Carbon Footprint ambition

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will mean making our operations more efficient.

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It will also mean changing the mix of what we sell;

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more cleaner-burning lower carbon natural gas,

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more renewable energy and more biofuels.

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We will also store away more emissions underground

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and invest in forests and wetlands

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which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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Our Net Carbon Footprint ambition

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will mean changing what we sell over time,

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and the Shell of the future

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could be a radically different company as a result.

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