Q&A with Shell: ‘Most things we did were the right things at the right time’

(Eco Business, 26 Feb 2020) Mark Gainsborough of Shell’s New Energies division speaks to Eco-Business about the oil and gas giant’s renewables ventures, its future in fossil fuels, and what it would have done differently in hindsight.

There are few topics as polarising as the role of oil and gas giants in the climate emergency.

Given their track records and annual reports that show investments are still overwhelmingly channelled into oil and gas projects, accusations of greenwashing are well-founded.

Yet, their participation is needed in global greenhouse gas reductions and to deploy new technologies to speed up the energy transition. Activists and clean energy advocates are also keeping close tabs on each move made by the oil majors.

With these in mind, Eco-Business engaged Mark Gainsborough, executive vice-president of New Energies at Royal Dutch Shell, in a one-on-one at last month’s International Renewable Energy Agency meeting in Abu Dhabi.

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Eco Business, 26 Feb 2020: Q&A with Shell: ‘Most things we did were the right things at the right time’