Shell

Today LEGO Dumped Shell - Here's Why It Matters to Us All

James Turner | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK
James Turner

By placing its logo in thousands of playrooms around the world, Shell tried to insulate itself against anyone who claims that oil companies have no long term place in our society... Not only do our kids influence the way we think and act, they are the opinion formers of tomorrow. And Shell has been trying to buy them off.

Do Investors Know What Shell Is Up To?

Brendan O'Donnell | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK
Brendan O'Donnell

Business people sometimes think we campaigners are a bit naïve. Our lofty ideals should be accommodated as far as possible, but business is business. We need to be realistic about how the world works. Well, we are idealistic. But that doesn't mean our arguments don't make business sense.

Replacing the Internal Combustion Engine: Why the Future Is Electric

Intelligence Squared | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

The internal combustion engine (ICE) was one of the iconic inventions and mass technologies of the 20th century. It made fortunes for successful entrepreneurs and companies, and resulted in some of the largest corporations of the present day.

Car of the Future? And the Winner is....

Intelligence Squared | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

I know you are expecting a glimpse of the tech-filled car of the future. Maybe something jewel-like in its shiny precision? And let's not forget something that's as photogenic as it is sexy, green, and fast accelerating?

Driving Driverless Cars: The Future of Urban Mobility

Intelligence Squared | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Machine intelligence is coming to drive us. This robotics-science technology will not arrive unannounced in our cars. We will not overnight have no need to learn to drive. Its just that we won't have to be driving all the time in all places.

Getting City Commuters Out of Their Car and Into the Air - SkyTran Is the Future of Urban Transport

Intelligence Squared | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Traffic is too heavy. Rush hour is too long. Highways are too narrow and byways too slight. Our roads are congested, backed-up, over-crowded, and bumper to crash-proof bumper... The urban environment as we once knew it is gone.

Encouraging Invention in Britain Today

Intelligence Squared | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

We can be proud of the long list of inventions that hail from these islands: the steam engine, railways, steel production, the electric motor, radio, computers, antibiotics, radar, DNA research, industrial automation and the worldwide web have all have their roots in pioneering British work. A Japanese survey once found that 56 per cent of the world's greatest inventions come from these shores.

Richard Branson and His Self-Interest Corporatist Friends Are Not Being Honest About True Cost of EU

Janice Atkinson | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

So Messrs Branson et al, go back and do your sums. Your signatories to this letter are fighting their self-interested corporatist corner. The big energy companies are well-represented in your letter, along with others who have contracts with government or are taxpayer bailed out companies.

"BrentGate" Will Be Larger Than the Libor Scandal

Johnny West | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK
Johnny West

Here's a prediction: the Brent price fixing scandal will turn out to be larger than Libor. Energy prices ripple throughout the real economy and there will be not thousands but millions of angry punters ready to exercise a grievance if any of these allegations turn out to be true.

BP And Shell Investigated By European Commission Over Price-Fixing

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK

Oil company BP is being investigated over allegations of price-fixing, it emerged on Tuesday night. The European Commission said a series of unannounc...

Lucy Sherriff

Protesters Kicked Out Of Oxford University Dinner To Celebrate 'Irresponsible' Shell Partnership

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A private dinner hosted by Oxford University to celebrate its controversial new partnership with oil company Shell was dramatically gatecrashed by pro...

Can You Make Art Without Oil?

Zion Lights | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Zion Lights

Oil companies aren't known for their ethics. Last month an ExxonMobil pipeline spill in Mayflower, Arkansas, wreaked havoc in the small town, destroying people's houses, gardens and local wildlife. It doesn't fill you with confidence that the oil industry's investment in a fragile area of British culture can be trusted.

Smarter Cities: The Importance of Future Urban Planning

Intelligence Squared | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

The scale and pace of urban development is startling. Allowing for a world population of nine billion people by 2050, every single new person on the planet will be accounted for in a city somewhere - that's eight new Londons a year for the next 40 years.

Shell's Victory and Embarrassment in the Dutch Court

Cees Van Dam | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK
Cees Van Dam

Pollution and sabotage are linked in two ways: not only does sabotage cause pollution, pollution also causes sabotage. We know that garbage on the street increases the risk of criminality so there can be no doubt about the effect of massive oil pollution on the risk of sabotage.

Others Should Follow Waitrose's Lead - Put Shell on Ice!

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

This was meant to be a blog about Waitrose's relationship with fossil fuel giant Shell (Waitrose had been considering plans to open up shops in Shell petrol stations across the country), calling on Waitrose to end their partnership with the mass polluter. But Waitrose must be mind-readers because on Wednesday they did just that.

Motivation and Love: the Recipe for a Successful Business Marriage

Dessislava Bell | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Tech
Dessislava Bell

Motivation to work hard and keep working hard. The ability to motivate your team to believe in your vision and bring their own drive to the game. And ultimately, the ability to motivate customers to invest in your products, to use them and to spread the word for you.

Natural Gas as the Backbone of a Sustainable Energy System

Intelligence Squared | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK
Intelligence Squared

By Wim Thomas If we are serious about meeting our long-term energy needs in a sustainable way, then we need to get serious about using natural gas to...

Much More Than a Debate on Natural Gas

Intelligence Squared | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
Intelligence Squared

The current debate on the future role of gas is much more than just that. It may signal the beginning of the end of the current UK policy strategy on energy and climate change.

Will Domestic Politics in the US and Russia Shape European Gas Markets?

Intelligence Squared | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
Intelligence Squared

Lower gas prices could speed up the EU's economic recovery and facilitate the growth of European gas demand. This will also benefit Russian gas producers. Hence, political manoeuvrings in the Kremlin's corridors of power could determine whether Russia will choose gas volumes over prices.

Vince Cable - Minister for Shell

Chris Kitchen | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Politics
Chris Kitchen

What job does Vince Cable want? Chancellor? Foreign secretary? Prime minister?... However, documents obtained by Corporate Watch and revealed in The Huffington Post today show that it's Dr Cable's current role as 'Minister for Shell' that should be under question.

'Contact Minister For Shell'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Politics

A letter describing Vince Cable as the "contact minister for Shell" has raised fresh questions about the business secretary's relationship with the oi...

Arctic Oil Drilling Should Be Put On Ice, Say MPs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

Drilling for oil in the Arctic should be stopped until there are stronger protections against spills which could devastate the environment, MPs said t...

Keeping Abreast of It - Why Running a Nationwide Charity Is Worth Every Effort

Kris Hallenga | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kris Hallenga

I always chuckle when I am referred to as the 'Chief Executive Officer' of CoppaFeel!. I suppose that title still conjures up old school images of a fat man, sitting behind his desk, smoking a cigar - certainly not a job title I thought I'd ever be crowned with when I skipped away from my higher national diploma in travel and tourism management and into the 'real world'.

Shell Starts Drilling in the Arctic: We Should Be Scared

Matthew Butcher | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK
Matthew Butcher

A key piece of equipment that would prevent a Gulf of Mexico style blowout has been field-tested for about the same amount of time that it takes me to get out of bed in the morning- and there was no independent verification of this anyway. Oh and did I mention that this equipment has never been tested in icy waters?

Get Over Colonial Guilt? Not So Fast Mr Hague

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

William Hague argued that Britain needs to get ‎over its feelings of "post-colonial guilt", stating that we have a "new and equal partnership" with ‎countries unburdened by our colonial past history. Apparently we all need to 'relax', because ‎Britain's empire history is "no longer an issue for the rest of the world." Is that so?