Shell survey reveals Canadians want more innovation & collaboration in building future energy solutions
Wednesday, Oct 09, 2013
VANCOUVER, Oct. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The results of a new Shell survey, "Future of Energy" conducted by Ipsos, which identifies key issues and challenges in meeting global energy needs, was released today at Shell's Canadian Innovation Summit in Vancouver.
"The survey shows Canadians care about energy and the environment, but also recognise the importance of innovating and working together to explore future energy options," said Lorraine Mitchelmore, Shell Canada President and Country Chair. "For me it's about how we bring innovation and collaboration together with competition. This is what we're asking of participants at our Innovation Summit in Vancouver."
Shell's Canadian Innovation Summit brings together scientists, entrepreneurs, legislators, engineers, campaigners, technologists, regulators, educators, and dreamers from across Canada. They are looking for 'Made in Canada' innovations and adaptations to global ideas that could help Canada realize its energy opportunities.
The Innovation Summit features an array of participants including Colonel Chris Hadfield, retired Canadian Space Agency Astronaut; Lorraine Mitchelmore, Shell Canada President and Country Chair; the Honourable Christy Clark, Premier, Province of British Columbia and the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport.
Jeremy Bentham, Vice President Global Business Environment, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, is also presenting Shell's global Mountains and Oceans New Lens Scenarios that explore two possible ways the 21st century could unfold, with dramatically different implications for society and the world's energy system.
"This is the first time we have looked at trends in the economy, politics and energy on a country specific basis, including Canada," said Bentham. "They highlight the need for business and government to find new ways to collaborate, fostering policies that promote the development and use of cleaner energy, and improved energy efficiency."
The Innovation Summit also features a series of exhibits including a Liquefied Natural Gas display, the University of British Columbia's super-energy efficient car and Shell's oil sands' carbon capture and storage project.
Royal Dutch Shell plc
Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 90 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects. For further information, visit www.shell.com.
Shell Canada Ltd
Shell has been operating in Canada since 1911 and employs approximately 8,000 people across the country. A leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of refined petroleum products, Shell produces natural gas, natural gas liquids and bitumen, and is Canada's largest producer of sulphur. Shell is one of Canada's oil sands developers and operates the Athabasca Oil Sands Project on behalf of the joint venture partners.
Source: Shell Canada Limited