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Shell and Exxon face censure over claim gas was ‘cleanest fossil fuel’

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Flames flare up when excess flammable gases are released by pressure release valves during the drilling for oil and natural gas at a site in North Dakota, US. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Dutch advertising watchdog’s ruling prompts company to change line to ‘least polluting fossil fuel’ as campaigners welcome action over ‘misleading’ ad

August 14, 2017 — The Dutch advertising watchdog will on Tuesday censure Shell and Exxon for claiming that natural gas was “the cleanest of all fossil fuels” in an advert earlier this year. Continue reading Shell and Exxon face censure over claim gas was ‘cleanest fossil fuel’

Cut fossil fuel use ‘dramatically’ to meet climate goals, says Shell-backed report

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The use of fossil fuel, particularly coal and oil, must decline “sharply” if the world is to meet the goals of the Paris accord, according to a new report backed by energy giants Shell and BHP Billiton

April 25, 2017 — Global coal use must be cut by 70% within 25 years, oil use must fall 30% and gas can increase by only 2% out to 2040. The growing global population will instead get its energy from Continue reading Cut fossil fuel use ‘dramatically’ to meet climate goals, says Shell-backed report