How can the UK transition to a low-carbon energy future while also making sure everyone continues to have access to the energy they need? Meeting this challenge will require fundamental changes in the way energy is produced, used and made accessible to people.
Electricity is a key part of the answer
One of the ways the UK can help meet this challenge is to increase the role for electricity in its energy system. This is because electricity can be generated from lower carbon sources such as wind and solar, as well as natural gas, the cleanest-burning hydrocarbon.
At Shell, we aim to make electricity a significant part of our business, one that in the future could sit alongside oil, gas and chemicals. This means being involved at almost every stage: from generating electricity, to buying and selling it, to supplying it directly to customers.