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BP plc, Royal Dutch Shell and Others up in Arms against Coal

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By Micheal Kaufman on Dec 2, 2015

Environmentalists are winning the race against energy companies, as the world tries to adopt environmental-friendlier ways of energy generation. World leaders from over 19 countries and prominent personalities such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are at the UN Climate Summit in Paris, which has been ongoing from November 30 and will continue until December 11.

Energy Companies Coming in Front

The growing concern over global warming and rising temperatures has lined up global energy companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, BP plc. (ADR) (NYSE:BP) and Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT). These companies have recently teamed up to support climate change and asked authorities to consider a carbon tax. read more

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Shell says $60-$80 carbon price needed to justify carbon storage

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Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 08.03.29Nov 6 2015, 16:59 ET | By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) unveils a $1.3B carbon capture storage project for Alberta, but says future efforts to curb greenhouse gases will continue to need financial support from governments.

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says carbon capture and storage projects need a $60-$80 price for carbon dioxide to justify building them, more than 5x the current price of C$15/ton (US$11.27) in Alberta.

Shell’s Quest facility will extract 1M tons of the gas from its Scotford refinery each year, and the carbon dioxide will be injected into an underground saline formation ~50 miles from the plant – it is the first in North America to store CO2 in a deep saline formation. read more

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Citing Climate Change, Obama Rejects Construction of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

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President Obama is the first world leader to reject a project because of its effect on the climate,” said Bill McKibben, founder of the activist group 350.org, which led the campaign against the pipeline. “That gives him new stature as an environmental leader, and it eloquently confirms the five years and millions of hours of work that people of every kind put into this fight.”

By CORAL DAVENPORT: NOV. 6, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Obama announced on Friday that he had rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a seven-year review that had become a symbol of the debate over his climate policies.

Mr. Obama’s denial of the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline, which would have carried 800,000 barrels a day of carbon-heavy petroleum from the Canadian oil sands to the Gulf Coast, comes as he seeks to build an ambitious legacy on climate change. read more

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Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by New York Attorney General

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Mr. Schneiderman’s decision to scrutinize the fossil fuel companies may well open a new legal front in the climate change battle. The Exxon inquiry might expand further to encompass other oil companies…

By JUSTIN GILLIS and CLIFFORD KRAUSSNOV. 5, 2015

The New York attorney general has begun an investigation of Exxon Mobil to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how such risks might hurt the oil business.

According to people with knowledge of the investigation, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a subpoena Wednesday evening to Exxon Mobil, demanding extensive financial records, emails and other documents.

The investigation focuses on whether statements the company made to investors about climate risks as recently as this year were consistent with the company’s own long-running scientific research. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell, BP plc Seek UN Support Over Carbon Pricing

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By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Jun 1, 2015

Major oil exploration and production companies in Europe are coming together to seek the United Nations’ support for the first time, in putting forward a plan that will apply brakes to global warming.

As pressure mounts on oil companies over concerns of climate change, company executives have moved to hold direct talks with government officials ahead of a UN meeting, scheduled to take place in December this year in Paris, the Financial Times (FT) reported on Sunday. read more

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Shell sought to influence direction of Science Museum climate programme

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“These emails reveal that the Science Museum is a significant cog in Shell’s propaganda machine…” 

Terry Macalister: Sunday 31 May 2015 

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“These emails reveal that the Science Museum is a significant cog in Shell’s propaganda machine,” said Chris Garrard, from the anti-oil sponsorship campaign group BP or not BP?

FULL ARTICLE

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Shell bows to investor pressure on climate risk

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Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 21.26.38WASHINGTON Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:49pm EST

(Reuters) – In a rare move, oil major Shell on Thursday backed a resolution proposed by activist investors to force the company to recognize climate change risks by improving its transparency.

Shell’s executive vice president of investor relations JJ Traynor said the company would urge shareholders to vote for the resolution at the annual general meeting in May.

The announcement coincided with Shell saying Thursday that it would cut $15 billion in spending but continue to drill in Alaska’s Arctic.

The resolution was filed by the Aiming for A coalition of UK investors representing close to £200 billion ($300 billion) in assets and calls on Shell to disclose additional information in five areas related to climate change in its annual reporting from 2016. read more

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Shell – leveraging the climate debate

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 09.22.43Four of these experts were from Shell, a prominent member of history’s top 90 polluters. Shell was also paying the costs. Its logo was everywhere, cuddling alongside National Geographic’s. The event was hijacked by Shell…

Extracts from an article by Assaad W. Razzouk published by The Ecologist

The annual UN Climate Talks ended on Sunday in Lima, Peru. In case you were wondering, nothing happened.

In Lima, Shell’s top climate advisor was comfortable enough to admit that Shell enjoys its relationship with the notorious American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a shadowy shop specialised in aggressive efforts to counteract emissions reductions and regulations.

This is the same ALEC which, in the words of Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, is “literally lying” about climate science. read more

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Church of England investors file shareholder resolutions at BP and Shell

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 20.55.28The Church Commissioners and Church of England Pensions Board have announced this week that they are in the process of co-filing shareholder resolutions on climate change at the AGMs of two of world’s biggest oil and gas companies – BP and Shell.

Church investors file shareholder resolutions at BP and Shell

By Edward Mason, Church Commissioners Head of Responsible Investment

The Church Commissioners and Church of England Pensions Board have announced this week that they are in the process of co-filing shareholder resolutions on climate change at the AGMs of two of world’s biggest oil and gas companies – BP and Shell. This is one of the ways in which the Church of England’s national investing bodies are deepening and strengthening their engagement with the businesses in which they invest on the ethical issues that are of the greatest importance to the Church. read more

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Groups appeal air permit for Shell Arctic drilling

by Dan Joling / Associated Press: May 16, 2012

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Environmental and Alaska Native groups on Wednesday appealed an air permit granted by the Environmental Protection Agency to a Shell Oil drilling ship that could be used this summer in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska’s northern shore.

The groups claim the Kulluk and support vessels will put harmful pollutants into the skies, adding problems to a region already beset by climate warming, and that the EPA granted the permit without consideration of all national environmental laws and regulations.

“EPA did not analyze whether the Kulluk will comply with all standards, and they relied on modeling tricks to reduce the measured impact.” Earthjustice attorney Colin O’Brien said. read more

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Shell’s stance on wind power reveals a profound truth of capitalism

Shell’s stance on wind power reveals a profound truth of capitalism

When pushed to choose between profit and survival, the oil giant chooses profit – irrespective of collective consequence

: Tuesday 1 May 2012 15.52 BST

They couldn’t “make the numbers work”. There’s something so blithe – and enormously telling – about the excuse offered by the oil company Shell to explain why they were not investing in wind power in Britain.

Presented with an accounting fact – that, on Shell’s terms, wind power is deemed insufficiently profitable – observers are expected to automatically understand their logic, nod in agreement and move on. read more

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Shell says being sued for causing climate change

Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:07am GMT

By Tom Bergin

LONDON, March 15 (Reuters) – Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it was being sued for causing climate change, suggesting recent court set-backs for environmentalists had not put an end to global warming lawsuits.

The Anglo-Dutch group said in its annual report, published on Thursday, that, “Shell, together with other energy companies, has been subject to litigation regarding climate change”.

“We believe these lawsuits are without merit and are not material to Shell,” the world’s second-largest non-government controlled oil company by market value added. read more

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BPing the Arctic, Again — Fast-Tracking Shell’s Dangerous Drilling

Posted: 8/15/11 09:43 AM ET

One of the riskiest and most destructive extreme energy oil exploration projects on the planet is moving toward implementation without scientific understanding or technical preparedness — Shell’s oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean of Alaska.

On August 4, the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) conditionally approved Shell’s plan to drill up to four exploratory wells in the Beaufort Sea of Arctic Alaska starting July 2012. A Los Angeles Times editorial correctly opined, “Shell Oil’s conditional permit to drill exploratory wells off Alaska should not have been granted. The hazards of drilling in such waters are in some ways worse than operating thousands of feet underwater. … It’s too early for any approval, conditional or otherwise.” Shell still needs several more permits including an air quality permit from the Environmental Protection Agency before they can do any drilling in the Arctic seabed. We must stop it. read more

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Shell: nothing wrong with fracking and unconventional gas

From pages 32, 33 34 & 35 of “Royal Dutch Shell and its sustainability troubles” – Background report to the Erratum of Shell’s Annual Report 2010

The report is made on behalf of Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands)
Author: Albert ten Kate: May 2011.

Shell: nothing wrong with fracking and unconventional gas

In its communication, Shell makes no difference between conventional and unconventional gas in terms of environmental and health risks. The company generally refers to natural gas as being cleaner-burning than coal in power plants and as being a bridge to a low-carbon energy future.

On fracking, Shell states on its website: “This is a safe and proven technique according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is now carrying out a new study into hydraulic fracturing and its potential impact. Fracturing has been used by oil and gas companies for over 60 years.” The company does not mention that there are great differences between the traditional fracking and the present high-volume fracking, that the EPA has been presently accused of hiding some severe impacts of fracking, and that the U.S. government has not been able and/or willing to monitor the booming U.S. shale gas business adequately. read more

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Is Arctic drilling safe? Scientists aren’t sure

latimes.com June 24, 2011 Escalating oil prices and diminishing supplies around the world are focusing more attention than ever on the vast petroleum reserves under the Arctic seabed, and in the relatively pristine shoreline areas of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.The Obama administration is moving to speed up drilling where possible, but the nagging problem with a wholesale move into the Arctic is how much we don’t know about the remote, fragile region. How much more drilling can safely be accommodated?

Can polar bears survive the twin threats of shrinking sea ice and greater ship traffic? What about fish stocks and an acidifying ocean? Bowhead whales might be able to migrate around new oil platforms, but will they be stressed out by drilling noise? And what if their food supplies are shrinking as well?

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in March 2010 ordered up a report on what we don’t know, and need to know, about what is happening to the Arctic environment. This week, the answer finally arrived, in the form of a long-awaited new report from the U.S. Geological Survey on what science gaps need to be filled to safely carry on the march into one of the coldest and least-understood places on the planet. read more

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Shell Gets $876 Million for Canadian Carbon Capture Project

By Ehren Goossens and Jeremy van Loon – Jun 24, 2011 9:46 PM GMT+0100

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) will receive C$865 million ($876 million) from the governments of Alberta and Canada to fund a carbon capture and storage project.

Shell and its partners will receive the money over 15 years, based on meeting certain performance targets, according to a statement today on the Government of Alberta’s website. The province of Alberta will contribute C$745 million and Canada will provide the remainder. read more

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Climate Change Demands Action Now, Shell’s Chief Executive Says

By Ayesha Daya – Jan 17, 2011 4:17 PM GMT+0000

Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s chief said the implementation of climate change agreements made at Cancun last month “won’t happen overnight”, and policymakers must take action now “because the clock is ticking.”

“In the short term, we should focus on areas where we can get the cheapest and quickest carbon dioxide reductions,” Chief Executive Officer Peter Voser said at a renewable energy conference in Abu Dhabi today. “It will take a while for international standards to be implemented, but we are of the opinion that we have to move now.” read more

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Shell CEO Voser claims technology is key to energy security

LONDON, July 27 (UPI) — The world is facing drastic energy shortages unless investors back technological advancements in all forms of energy, executives said in London.

Peter Voser, the chief executive officer at Royal Dutch Shell, told an audience in London that the global community needed to look for new ways to exploit renewable and fossil fuels.

“Even assuming heroic steps to use energy more efficiently, the world will need to develop all energy types,” he said.

Scientists at Shell said that without new ways to increase energy supplies, the world could face looming energy shortages in the coming decades even as new sources of energy such as Iraqi oil come on stream. read more

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Why Shell Oil is staying in the U.S. Climate Action Partnership

So why has Shell Oil Co. remained an active member of this important organization?

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The View From Big Oil

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

MARCH 8, 2010

Peter Voser of Royal Dutch Shell talks about the kind of energy legislation he’d like to see

These days, giant oil companies find themselves trying to balance two big pressures on their business. Governments are trying to slash carbon emissions—but the world’s thirst for oil is growing by leaps and bounds. Peter Voser, chief executive officer of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, is navigating the situation by joining a business-backed effort to push for global-warming laws, and making sure Shell has a strong exposure to natural gas and alternative fuels.

Mr. Voser sat down with The Wall Street Journal’s Alan Murray and Kimberley Strassel to talk about the future of climate-change legislation, the company’s push beyond oil, the prospects for electric vehicles and more. read more

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BP drops out of US emissions lobby body

Financial Times

By Sheila McNulty in Houston and Anna Fifield in Washington

Published: February 16 2010 20:48

BP, Europe’s biggest oil company, has pulled out of the leading business group lobbying for curbs on US greenhouse gas emissions, a sign of fragmentation in the campaign for climate and energy legislation. read more

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Shell stakes green future on sugar biofuel in $2bn Brazil venture

Peter Voser, Shell's chief executive, has pledged to concentrate on developing biofuels and clean coal, as part of the company's attempt to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions.

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Dutch city taking legal action against Royal Dutch Shell on safety grounds

BARENDRECHT, Netherlands: A plan by oil giant Shell to store 300,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year in a depleted gas reservoir beneath a Dutch city has drawn the ire of residents and local officials who have vowed to thwart it. "We are going to do everything to oppose this project," declared Barendrecht deputy mayor Simon Zuurbier, who voiced fears for the safety of the city's 50,000 inhabitants. "We are taking legal action to get it cancelled and we'll approve none of the required permits."

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Shell’s promise of a bright future turns out to be yet another false dawn

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Fred Pearce's Greenwash

Fred Pearce
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 17 December 2009 07.00 GMT

Shell drip-feeds its environmental ‘credentials’ to the public. Photograph: James Boardman

Editors must love Shell. Almost whatever I have read about climate change and the UN talks in Copenhagen in recent weeks, it has been flanked by the familiar Shell logo somewhere in the background.

From geeky titles like New Scientist to politico mags such as Prospect and New Statesman; and newspapers like the Guardian, the world’s second largest corporation has been splashing out – filling screens and newsprint with adverts and underwriting special supplements. Shell also sponsored a major research project by the Economist Intelligence Unit, called Countdown to Copenhagen, launched early this year at a Shell-sponsored “sustainability summit”. read more

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Big Oil Behind Copenhagen Climate Scam

Shell Oil and British Petroleum express their vehement support for a global carbon tax in “Copenhagen Communique”

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Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, December 7, 2009

The big irony behind top globalists descending on Copenhagen in luxury private jets and stretch limos is not just the fact that their own behavior completely contradicts their self-righteous hyperbole about CO2 emissions, but that their propaganda is vehemently supported by the very same big oil interests they accuse climate skeptics of pandering to. read more

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Jim Hansen in the same bed as Exxon and Shell?

Strange bedfellows these, strange bedfellows indeed. On one side, curled snugly under the duvet, is Dr James Hansen, one of the earliest and most fierce prophets of climate change, and a man who has previously said that the chief executives of fossil fuel companies ‘should be tried for high crimes against humanity and nature'. Sharing a pillow on the other side are the chief executives of Shell and ExxonMobil, the world's biggest and second-biggest fossil fuel companies (actually biggest and second-biggest companies of any kind), Peter Voser and Rex Tillerson. As they wake up on this, the first morning of the Copenhagen climate summit, what is it that these former foes have found to unite them?

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Politicians will put the focus on biofuels

...companies such as BP and Royal Dutch Shell, which have bailed out of some unproductive renewable energy sources, are directing most of their environmental attention towards next-generation biofuels designed to alleviate these problems. Shell, for example, is experimenting with cellulosic ethanol made from plant waste such as straw and wood chips and biodiesel made from algae, which can be grown in the sea. However, technologically advanced versions are unlikely to be widespread for another 10 years at least.

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Let’s accelerate pace of new energy technologies

Times Online

Peter Voser, Viewpoint

The Times: December 5, 2009

We are seeing early signs of a far-reaching shift in our world’s energy system. Desire for secure energy supplies and concern over global warming have consumers, companies and governments embarking on a long journey towards a more sustainable energy future.

Government policymakers are in the best position to accelerate our trip. Starting with the climate change summit in Copenhagen this month, they will largely determine whether society steps on the throttle or idles along at the current speed. Building a new energy future will take huge effort. But it will be a boon for consumers, thanks to a great proliferation of energy types, from cleaner fossil fuels to renewables, such as biofuels, wind and solar, to nuclear and hydrogen. Everything from cars to fridges will be much more efficient than what we know today. read more

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Europe Bypassed on Climate Summit

ArcelorMittal, a giant steelmaker, and Royal Dutch Shell, the oil and gas group, are among companies that have threatened to slow down investment inside the 27-nation bloc unless the rest of the industrialized world, and the United States in particular, adopt similar carbon-capping systems.

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Shell steps on the gas in Qatar

Shell’s gas-to-liquid project in Qatar

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• Shell’s chief executive reveals two $18bn gas projects
• Despite oil expansion, gas is key to company’s future

Tim Webb
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 24 November 2009 21.06 GMT

Peter Voser is reeling off Shell’s projects to develop the next generation of biofuels when he gets to its algae scheme in Hawaii. He stops mid-sentence with a doleful look on his face. “I’ve never been to Hawaii,” says Voser, whose whistle-stop tour of Shell’s operations around the world most recently took him to Qatar and Nigeria. “Such are our hardships,” he jokes. read more

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Dutch government approves CO2 storage below town

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Dutch government approved a pilot project Wednesday to pump carbon dioxide into depleted gas fields beneath a town of 43,000 people as a way of reducing emissions blamed for global warming.

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Shell Calls for Global Expansion of Cap-and-Trade CO2 Programs

Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil producer, said regional mechanisms to reduce carbon dioxide output should be expanded into a global cap-and-trade system to ensure more companies are forced to curb emissions.

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Shell UK Chairman James Smith: We need a worldwide carbon trade

The Business Interview: Shell may seem an unlikely climate campaigner, but their UK chairman is crossing his fingers for an international deal on CO2 emissions at Copenhagen

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Royal Dutch Shell Chair Backs Carbon-Trading System

He declined to say whether Shell is cooperating with a Justice Department investigation of allegations of corruption involving former U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton, saying that's a matter for Shell's management team.

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Shell CEO urges Senate action on climate change

WASHINGTON — Royal Dutch Shell Chairman Jorma Ollila on Thursday urged the U.S. Senate to make clear progress on legislation capping greenhouse gas emissions before international climate change negotiations in December.

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Biofuel Industry Built From Scratch

Iogen, a Canadian firm backed by Shell, makes ethanol from wheat straw and supplied a Shell station in Ottawa for a month last summer

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Shell conciliatory as Greenpeace protest ends

Shell Canada is succeeding where Edmonton and Ottawa have largely failed to date: it is trying to engage environmental groups to discuss Alberta's oilsands.

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Shell spent $800K lobbying US government in 2Q

WASHINGTON - Shell Oil Co., the U.S. arm of Europe's largest oil company, spent $800,000 to lobby the federal government in the second quarter, according to a recent disclosure report.

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BP and Shell warned to halt campaign against US climate change bill

Oil firms urged to leave American Petroleum Institute and halt political lobbying by Greenpeace

Terry Macalister Wednesday 19 August 2009 20.29 BST

Protesters in Houston, Texas, on Tuesday, venting their feelings against the climate change bill Photograph: AP

BP and Shell are being told to tear up their membership of the American Petroleum Institute (API) in protest at the organisation’s attempts to incite a public backlash against Barack Obama‘s energy and climate change bill.

The two oil companies are also being asked to bring a halt to their own political lobbying in Washington in letters sent to their chief executives from Greenpeace and the Platform environmental group. read more

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Shell’s institutionalised delusion

Comment by former Shell Exec Paddy Briggs on: “Climate change summit hijacked by world’s biggest polluter Shell, critics claim”

Paddy Briggs

on May 25th, 2009 at 9:36 am 

Another example of Shell’s institutionalised delusion that they are a player in the debate on the global energy future. At its most venal this was characterised by the dysfunctional and disingenuous corporate advertising of recent times that tried to suggest that Shell really cared about the energy mix and supported the development of renewable sources. Shell’s inevitable and predictable recent withdrawal from her Renewables business showed what a farce this was. read more

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Ministers urged to act fast on green investment

Meanwhile, several energy companies, including Centrica, Shell and BP, have cut back on investments in UK renewables.

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UK climate policy not up to scratch, warns CBI

The warning from the CBI follows a series of announcements by major energy companies, including Shell, BP and Centrica, that they would axe or reconsider investment in "low carbon" energy such as wind and solar power and carbon capture for coal-fired power stations.

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Green growth: Guardian article by Shell CEO Jeroen van der Veer

An effective and efficient response to global warming could also help to revive the world economy.

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One last chance to save mankind

With his 90th birthday in July, a trip into space scheduled for later in the year and a new book out next month, 2009 promises to be an exciting time for James Lovelock. But the originator of the Gaia theory, which describes Earth as a self-regulating planet, has a stark view of the future of humanity.

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Shell says early EU action needed to tackle climate change

Sir, Reaching a global agreement on the replacement for Kyoto is critical to helping address climate change. We strongly urge Gordon Brown to continue to press for a robust and effective European Union climate change package ahead of the European Council meeting this week.

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BP, HP, Shell sign letter supporting emissions cuts

BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Hewlett-Packard and 137 other companies from around the world urged delegates at United Nations climate talks in Poland to commit to deep and rapid cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions.

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Rudd’s carbon flop

Last week, the Monash Energy venture, a $5 billion project sponsored by Royal Dutch Shell and Anglo American to convert coal from Victoria’s Latrobe valley into cleaner liquid fuel was suspended because of rising costs.

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Shell, ExxonMobil and Chevron in the race to exploit frozen assets

Meanwhile, Denmark has attracted the likes of ExxonMobil and Chevron, the two biggest US energy groups, along with several smaller players, to explore off the western coast of Greenland, its semi-autonomous territory. And earlier this year Royal Dutch Shell, Europe’s biggest energy group, won the right to explore the remote part of Alaska’s Arctic North Slope.

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The fool’s gold of carbon trading

The complexity naturally means the system is open to abuse. Last year The Sunday Times revealed how SRF, an Indian company that produces refrigeration gases at a sprawling chemical plant in Rajasthan, stood to make £300m from selling certificates to overseas companies including Shell and Barclays.

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How Arctic melting could benefit shippers, oil companies

Shell was the main buyer of the Chukchi leases in February, spending $2.1 billion. "Shell, like many other national and international oil companies, is actively assessing Arctic opportunities," said Shell spokeswoman Darci Sinclair.

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