“Our accelerated strategy will drive down carbon emissions,” said CEO Ben van Beurden. “Whether our customers are motorists, households or businesses, we will use our global scale and trusted brand to grow in markets where demand for cleaner products and services is strongest, delivering more predictable cash flows and generating higher returns,” he added.
In the near term, however, Shell will continue to pour around $8 billion a year into oil exploration and pumping, it said Thursday. It plans to invest $2 billion to $3 billion annually into renewables and hydrogen, with around $8 billion to $9 billion going towards integrated gas and chemicals.
“Shell’s aim is to build material low-carbon businesses of significant scale by the early 2030s,” the company said, adding that capital spending would shift to clean energy over time.
The company wants to sell twice as much electricity as it sells today by 2030, and grow its global electric vehicle network from more than 60,000 charge points today to around 500,000 by 2025.
Shell said it will give shareholders an advisory vote on its Energy Transition Plan, adding that it is the first company in the sector to do so.
— This is a developing story and will be updated.
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