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A Message From Shell
One of the defining challenges of our age is finding ways to harness energy sources in a clean, safe, and sustainable way. In the next few years, society will make critical choices about how to address that challenge—choices that could alter the course of human history and affect the well-being of our planet for centuries to come.
Shell is proud to partner with National Geographic in The Great Energy Challenge initiative. Understanding the complexities of our modern energy system will help us make wise decisions about how to build a responsible energy future, both as a society and as energy-concerned citizens.
Shell is doing its part to meet the world’s growing energy demand in a responsible way. We are improving our energy efficiency and use a range of approaches to tap into the energy of natural gas, the cleanest-burning fossil fuel. We are developing next-generation biofuels that don’t compete with food crops and partnering with government on pilot projects to store CO2 underground. We are also encouraging rules to cap CO2 emissions and trade emission allowances.
We hope you, too, will be inspired to explore innovative and responsible ways to meet the energy demands of the future. Start now by visiting The Great Energy Challenge website, and be sure to check back as we continue to grow the initiative. Together, we can make a lasting impact.
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