JANUARY 21, 2021

The Green Rebuild and Royal Dutch Shell

The road to a green rebuild passes through all sectors—even traditional energy sectors like oil and gas. As we roll forward, it’s hard not to wonder what the future look will like for some of the biggest players in the field? One company looking into this question is Royal Dutch Shell. Director of Integrated Gas and New Energies for Royal Dutch Shell, Maarten Wetselaar, says that, when it comes to getting greener, electrifying as much as possible is a major part of the company's strategy, but in global terms its plan can be summed up as, "Avoid emissions. If you can't avoid them, you need to reduce emissions, and (after) you reduce them as much as possible you offset (what remains) with carbon credits."

Wetselaar joins Marcene and Shari to discuss Royal Dutch Shell’s vision to become a net-zero energy company by 2050.

  • 04:45 – How Royal Dutch Shell has dealt with COVID-19
  • 09:18 – The role for oil and hydrocarbons after 2050
  • 10:37 – Royal Dutch Shell’s net-zero strategy
  • 14:15 – The importance of creating a unique sectoral approach
  • 27:38 – Public and private collaboration in the development of the new energy infrastructure
  • 31:25 – Host Wrap-up