Countries like Germany, China and Japan are racing ahead in switching to renewable energy sources, while the UK continues to stubbornly stick to outdated nuclear power.
These are times of profound challenges for the energy industry and for climate change policy both in the UK and globally – being able to keep prices low, dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid relying on unstable regions for our energy see
The future of energy in the UK is complex – it will have a whole host of variables in play.
Global population increases, particularly in developing countries, will put huge pressure on our energy provision.
The New Statesman talks to Shell’s Vice President Global Business Environment
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