Having worked consecutively in Shells solar division and BG Groups micro-power company, I experienced at close hand the trap of a green start-up without the focus on short-term positive cashflow, leading to its ultimate demise.
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Major oil company Royal Dutch Shell is urging the U.S. Senate to give oil refiners a bigger share of free pollution permits under a cap-and-trade plan to fight global warming than the House of Representatives provided in its climate change legislation, reports Reuters. The Senate is currently drafting its version of the climate change bill.
CNNMoney/Fortune Magazine Peter Voser, head of the world’s largest oil company, is shaking things up. By Peter Gumbel, Europe editor July 8, 2009: 8:33 AM ET (Fortune Magazine) — Royal Dutch Shell this year has toppled Exxon Mobil from the top of the list of Fortune Global 500 companies, just as the Dutch oil company [...]
After the plunge in oil and gas prices, this year’s profits will be much lower than last year’s record $25.6bn, but a cost-cutting drive, taking more than 5,000 jobs out of the business, has left BP better positioned than Shell to cope with lower revenues. On the stock market, it has in the past year outperformed Shell and ExxonMobil, the biggest western oil group.
Some hardline Shell to Sea protesters are preparing for a final conflict over the Mayo gas pipeline
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2009 12:14 PM CONTACT: Friends of The Earth Nick Berning, 202-222-0748 New report from environmental groups exposes Shells anti-climate lobbying activities WASHINGTON – June 29 – Friends of the Earth and Oil Change International released a report today detailing oil giant Shells colossal contribution to global climate change and its [...]
LONDON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) is on track to become the most carbon intensive international oil company because of its focus on unconventional oil resources like Canadian tar sands, said a study published by a coalition of environmental groups Monday.
‘Beyond Petroleum’ boast in doubt as clean energy boss quits
Renewables budget will be reduced by up to £550m this year
(Reuters) – Japanese oil distributor Showa Shell Sekiyu KK and Saudi Aramco Oil Co plan to jointly set up small-scale solar power facilities in Saudi Arabia next year, the Nikkei business daily reported without citing sources.
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:10pm EDT June 24 (Reuters) – Japanese oil distributor Showa Shell Sekiyu KK (5002.T) said on Wednesday it and Saudi Aramco Oil Co had agreed to start a feasibility study on solar power business in Saudi Arabia. Showa Shell, Japan’s fifth-biggest oil refiner, is investing in thin-film solar cells in a search [...]
AN ARTICLE BY JEROEN VAN DER VEER
Scandinavia is one of the most secularised corners of the world and by reputation one of the most rational. So I was astonished last week to hear the Finnish chairman of Royal Dutch Shell (and of Nokia) Jorma Ollila, say that the world’s energy crisis would not be solved unless everyone turned off the lights when they left an empty room.
June 10 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europes largest oil company, said one of its service stations in Canada will become the first in the world to fill tanks with gasoline that contains advanced biofuel made from wheat straw.
SHELL BLOG POSTING MUSAINT: Greenpeace & Friends of the Earth describe Shell “as the most polluting oil company”. Does this : (i) take into account that Shell is a larger worldwide operator than most? and (ii) take account that Shell has partners in most ventures? (i.e. is their partners % deducted from Shell’s numbers?). I [...]
ASNS News Monday, 25 May 2009 Shell was announced ”second” to a Swedish energy giant – Vattenfall as the winner of the Climate Greenwash Award 2009 (dissemination of misleading information to conceal its abuse of the environment in order to present a positive public image) at a ceremony in Copenhagen on Saturday May 23, on the eve of the World Business Summit on Climate [...]