Shell U.S. and the Energy Future
The Paris Agreement has sent a signal around the world: climate change is a serious issue that governments are determined to address. A new energy system is emerging. It will unfold over decades, moving at different paces in different places.
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.
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.
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.
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?
- [Narrator] Shell's purpose is to provide more
and cleaner energy as the world's demand continues to grow.
At the same time,
society is moving towards a lower-carbon energy system
to tackle climate change
and meet the goal of the Paris Agreement.
Today's energy system includes increasing amounts
of renewables but it still largely relies
on fuels that release greenhouse gases.
This reliance needs to change.
Shell is a large company,
providing some 3% of the world's energy.
We want to play our part.
This is what's behind our Net Carbon Footprint ambition,
to reduce the carbon intensity of our energy products
in step with society's progress towards meeting
the goal of the Paris Agreement.
Our Net Carbon Footprint includes
the emissions associated with the energy products we sell.
Around 15% of those emissions are caused
by getting our products to customers,
including during production, manufacture and transportation.
The remaining 85% of emissions are generated
by our customers when they use our energy products.
So our ambition includes those emissions too.
Achieving our Net Carbon Footprint ambition
will mean making our operations more efficient.
It will also mean changing the mix of what we sell;
more cleaner-burning lower carbon natural gas,
more renewable energy and more biofuels.
We will also store away more emissions underground
and invest in forests and wetlands
which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Our Net Carbon Footprint ambition
will mean changing what we sell over time,
and the Shell of the future
could be a radically different company as a result.
Gretchen Watkins: "The USA is destined to play a central role in navigating the energy transition while meeting global energy demand. I am excited about tackling these challenges as President of Shell Oil Company."
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In tackling climate change, the focus is increasingly on limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5° Celsius. Shell supports this ambition.
California Energy Commission awards $7.3 million for the first eight of 51 Shell hydrogen refueling stations proposed through a $40.5 million, multi-year program.
Both companies will expand their deep existing technology collaboration to create and deliver new solutions to help customers, suppliers and other businesses lower emissions.