We cannot go about our daily lives without energy, that isn’t a throw away statement it’s a fact. Without energy we couldn’t produce food or fuel transport or power the communication channels that keep the countries across the world in contact with each other. In the decades to come, more people than ever will be able to access energy, and thus enjoy a much improved standard of living.
While these developments are all well and good for those who will benefit, the downside is that even greater pressure could be placed on the world’s resources, such as food, fresh water and, of course, energy. Add into the mix the serious concerns over climate change and things may not seem too rosy, except the prospects may be better than at first glance, thanks to Shell.
Shell are using a heady combination of technology, innovation and human ingenuity to unlock the precious energy that consumers will need to power their lives for years to come, while at the same time ensuring that the impact on the environment is kept to a minimum. They have released a fascinating video to showcase how they are going to achieve this, and have called it Global Energy Mix, and is a film that everyone should watch.
Shell believe that the key to the future is a better mix of energies, and the video highlights many instances where we need energy now, and how that will be sustained in the future. They highlight the benefits of using natural gas to generate cleaner electricity, and a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions on coal. Shell are also producing, in association with a partner in Brazil, ethanol, a bio-fuel they are producing from renewable sugar cane.
Shell have long been one of the world’s top energy companies, and never one to rest on their laurels. They have the foresight to see where our planet is heading, and are pulling out all the stops to make sure that while many lives are improved, it doesn’t have a detrimental effect on millions of others. Their goal of mixing energies is something that others should be looking at, and thinking about how they can implement it too.