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Shell Denies Turning Its Back on Green Energy Despite Massive Profits and Wind Project Sell-Offs

Posted by John Donovan: 25 July 2024

In a move that can only be described as Shell saying, “Green energy? Never heard of her,” the oil giant has flatly denied ditching the green energy revolution. This denial comes hot on the heels of Labour’s ambitious £8 billion plan to launch a public energy company in Scotland, aimed at setting the country on a path to renewable glory.

Shell, fresh from raking in a casual £22.3 billion profit last year, is reportedly looking to offload its two floating wind projects, MarramWind and CampionWind, won through the ScotWind auction alongside Scottish Power. This, despite just receiving funding from SNP ministers for the Acorn carbon capture scheme. Because why invest in clean energy when you can just pay lip service and move on? read more

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Shell’s Big Green PR Stunt: Building a Hydrogen Plant While Still Loving Oil

Posted by John Donovan: 25 July 2024

In a move that’s probably more about headlines than heart, Shell announced on Thursday it’s building a 100-megawatt renewable hydrogen electrolyser in Germany. Yes, that’s right, the same Shell that adores oil spills and carbon emissions is now pretending to care about the environment. The new unit at the Rheinland refinery is scheduled to start in 2027 and will pump out up to 44,000 kg of renewable hydrogen daily to “partially” decarbonize site operations. Because who needs full decarbonization when partial will do? read more

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Shell: “Screw Wind, Let’s Stick with Oil” – Because Who Needs a Planet Anyway?

A Shell spokesperson declined to comment, probably because they were too busy counting money.

Posted by John Donovan: 24 July 2024

In a move that can only be described as a middle finger to Mother Earth, Shell Plc has decided to sell its Scottish offshore wind leases to, you guessed it, refocus on good ol’ oil and gas. Yes, the same company that flirted with the idea of renewable energy is now ditching those dreams faster than you can say “global warming.”

According to unnamed sources (because even they know this is absurd), Shell is looking to offload its share of a joint venture with Iberdrola SA’s Scottish Power. This venture was supposed to create up to 5 gigawatts of floating offshore wind power. But who needs renewable energy when you can keep raking in profits from fossil fuels, right? read more

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Shell to the Rescue! Pauses Biofuel Plant, Continues Saving the World One Oil Spill at a Time

Posted by John Donovan 2 July 2024

In a move that surprised absolutely no one, Shell has decided to slam the brakes on the construction of one of Europe’s largest biofuel plants. This groundbreaking facility in Rotterdam was supposed to churn out 820,000 tonnes of biofuels a year, half of which would be sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) made from delightful waste cooking oil and animal fat. You know, the stuff that makes your fries taste great.

Airlines, who were giddy at the thought of selling “low-carbon” flights, are now left scratching their heads. But don’t worry, Shell assures us this is just a “temporary pause.” According to Huibert Vigeveno, Shell’s downstream, renewables, and energy solutions director, “Temporarily pausing on-site construction now will allow us to assess the most commercial way forward for the project.” Translation: “We’re figuring out how to make more money off this before pretending to care about the planet again.” read more

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Shell’s New “Eco-Friendly” Stunt: Two Carbon Capture Projects in Alberta

Posted by John Donovan: 28 June 2024

Shell Gives the Green Light to Carbon Capture Shenanigans in Alberta – Whoop-de-doo!

So, the bigwigs at Shell have decided to throw us another bone and announced not one, but two shiny new carbon capture projects in Alberta. Because, apparently, the oil giant known for its greed and pollution suddenly wants to save the planet. Cue the applause.

The company proudly declared the launch of the Polaris carbon capture project at its Scotford refinery and chemicals complex near Fort Saskatchewan. And let’s not forget the Atlas Carbon Storage Hub, a grand partnership with Atco EnPower. The first phase will allegedly store the CO2 captured by the Polaris project. Because what’s better than an oil giant patting itself on the back for trying to clean up its own mess? read more

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Shell’s Greenwashing Extravaganza: Charging Stations for a Better Future or Just a Smokescreen?

Posted by John Donovan: 20 June 2024

In a move that screams “We’re trying to save the planet, we swear!”, Shell has launched a new rapid-charging station for electric vessels in Amsterdam. Yes, you heard that right—Shell, the oil behemoth known for its ruthless pollution and insatiable greed, now wants a slice of the green energy pie.

On Monday, with more self-congratulatory back-patting than you can shake a solar panel at, Shell Marine cut the ribbon on its latest “innovation” at the Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam (ETCA). This Megawatt Charging System, boasting three times the power of your average e-truck station and equipped with a “universal” connector, is here to save the day—or at least try to salvage Shell’s PR. read more

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Trump Convicted for Fraud, Shell Execs Next in Line for Climate Catastrophe Crimes?

Shell execs, are you sweating yet?

POSTED BY JOHN DONOVAN: 3 June 2024

On May 30, a New York jury found former President Donald Trump guilty of 34 charges related to hush money payments and falsifying business records. While the country is split over the conviction and the inevitable appeal, there’s an unexpected silver lining: this case could be a roadmap for nailing climate criminals like the execs at Shell and TotalEnergies.

Activists have long been dragging companies and governments into court to make them face the consequences of their climate sins. Most of these battles have been in civil courts, where the penalties are mostly financial—because nothing screams justice like a fine that barely dents corporate profits. The one notable exception was a 2021 Dutch court ruling that ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut carbon emissions by 45% by 2030. Shell, predictably, is appealing the decision because, you know, profits over planet. read more

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Shell Slashes Jobs in Offshore Wind, Because Who Needs Clean Energy Anyway?

According to some sneaky insiders who prefer to remain anonymous (probably to keep their jobs), the British oil giant will start swinging the axe within months, mostly targeting European employees.

Posted by John Donovan: 29 May

Shell Plans to Axe Offshore Wind Jobs as CEO Sawan Doubles Down on Oil Profits

In a move that’s sure to surprise absolutely no one, Shell Plc is gearing up to lay off staff from its offshore wind division. Chief Executive Officer Wael Sawan, who seems to think that renewable energy is just a passing fad, is steering the company away from the costly business of saving the planet.

According to some sneaky insiders who prefer to remain anonymous (probably to keep their jobs), the British oil giant will start swinging the axe within months, mostly targeting European employees. read more

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Shell’s Climate Action: A Comedy of Errors

Posted by John Donovan: 2 May 2024

In a truly laughable turn of events, big investors in Shell are urging their fellow shareholders to support greater climate action. Because nothing says “let’s save the planet” like being one of the world’s largest fossil fuel producers, right?

These investors, including the likes of Amundi and Axa Investment Managers, are collectively clutching about 2.5 percent of Shell’s shares and have filed a resolution calling on the company to align its greenhouse gas emissions targets with the Paris Agreement. Because apparently, Shell’s current “targets and ambitions” – you know, the ones that conveniently ignore the impending climate catastrophe – just aren’t cutting it. read more

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Shell’s Sustainability Saga: Striving for Change While Exxon Laughs All the Way to the Bank

Posted by John Donovan: 30 April 2024

In a world where the concept of environmental responsibility seems as elusive as a unicorn in a concrete jungle, Shell stands as a shining beacon of… well, maybe not. Let’s call it a flickering candle in a hurricane of pollution. According to the Carbon Majors Database, a staggering 80% of greenhouse gas emissions are linked to just 57 companies, and guess who’s playing second fiddle? That’s right, our dear old Shell, right behind ExxonMobil, the world’s big, bad, oil-slicked villain. read more

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Shell’s Climate Conundrum

Posted by John Donovan: 19 April 2024

Well, folks, grab your popcorn because it’s time for another episode of “Shell Says What?” In today’s edition, our favorite fossil fuel giant is back at it again, telling shareholders that, hey, maybe we’re doing just fine with this whole climate change thing, thank you very much.

 Shell is urging shareholders to give a big fat thumbs-down to a proposal that would actually push the company to step up its game in the fight against climate change. Because who needs tighter climate targets when you’ve got profits to chase, am I right? read more

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Shell CEO Laments: “How Dare You Sue Us for Ruining the Planet!”

That’s right, folks—while the rest of the world is desperately trying to curb emissions, Shell is busy backpedaling on its promises faster than you can say “hypocrisy.”

Posted 24 March 2024 by John Donovan

In a jaw-dropping display of corporate entitlement, Frans Everts, the CEO of Shell Netherlands, took to the airwaves to bemoan the audacity of environmental organizations daring to sue companies like Shell. Because clearly, holding polluting behemoths accountable for their role in climate catastrophe is just plain unfair, right?

In a riveting performance on TV program WNL Op Zondag, Everts cried foul, claiming that climate lawsuits were nothing short of economic sabotage. “It does not solve the problems,” he lamented, conveniently forgetting that maybe—just maybe—stopping the relentless pollution might actually, you know, solve a few problems. read more

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Shell Ditches Massachusetts Wind Project Like a Bad Tinder Date, Because Who Needs Renewable Energy When You’ve Got Oil?

Posted by John Donovan: 21 March 2024

In a move as shocking as discovering water is wet, Shell has decided to say “Thank U, Next” to its 50% stake in SouthCoast Wind Energy, leaving the offshore wind project off the coast of Massachusetts faster than a college student leaving their morals at spring break. The lucky recipient of Shell’s fleeting affection? Its joint venture partner, Ocean Winds North America LLC, who probably swiped right without realizing what they were getting into. read more

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Shell’s New Strategy: ‘Net Zero Schmet Zero,’ Because Who Needs the Planet When You’ve Got Profits?

As green activists and the Church of England Pensions Board wag their fingers in disapproval, Shell seems ready to sprint in the opposite direction of net zero, all the while shouting, “Catch us if you can!” Because in the end, who needs a habitable planet when you’ve got fat dividends, right?

Posted by John Donovan: 20 March 2024

In an almost admirable display of environmental indifference, Shell Plc is flirting with the idea of putting the brakes on its already glacial pace of carbon emissions cuts. This bombshell, which is about as surprising as finding out politicians lie, comes straight from the horse’s mouth—or rather, people whispering secrets because this info is hotter than the planet we’re roasting.

Set your calendars for Thursday, folks, because Shell is about to drop its latest masterpiece in corporate doublespeak, disguised as an update to its long-term clean energy and emissions plan. The grand architect behind this slow-motion environmental train wreck? None other than CEO Wael Sawan, who seems to believe the best way to warm shareholders’ hearts (and the Earth, coincidentally) is by pumping more money into oil and gas. read more

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Activists to Ad Agencies: Beware of Shell’s Siren Song, Lest Ye Become Gaslighting Accomplices

Havas, the brave soul who took on the Shell media account, found itself in hot water, experiencing a backlash that could only be described as what happens when you realize you’ve accidentally helped decorate the banquet hall for the Titanic’s farewell dinner.

Posted by John Donovan: 20 March 2024

In an era where even our snacks are going green, Comms Declare, the activist group with a penchant for ruining Big Oil’s marketing dreams, has issued a stark warning to all ad agencies: pitching for Shell Energy’s creative account is like signing a deal with the devil but with less fire and more gaslighting.

Shell, known affectionately as the Olympic champion of gaslighting, has put on its best sheep’s clothing, beckoning ad agencies to help peddle its renewables and energy solutions business in Australia. But Comms Declare is calling BS, suggesting that anyone who takes the bait is essentially propping up the glossy facade of a company that’s doubling down on its oil and gas love affair. read more

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Extinction Rebellion Throws a Block Party at Shell’s Doorstep

Posted by John Donovan 20 March 2024

In a stunning display of “not today, Satan,” climate crusaders from Extinction Rebellion decided it was high time to throw a little shindig at the access roads to Shell Pernis.

The reason for this festive blockade? Shell, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that what the world really needs right now is more oil and gas. Because, of course, the best way to handle a climate crisis is to double down on the cause. It’s a bit like trying to put out a fire by throwing gasoline on it—literally. Meanwhile, Shell’s old rigs and pipelines in the North Sea are enjoying a lovely retirement, slowly rusting away like forgotten relics of a bygone era. read more

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