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Shell New Energies VP: “We Are Further Along Than People Realize”

July 10th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

With a string of new investments and acquisitions in the past year (you can find a unique overview further on in this article!), Shell has quietly stepped up the pace of its transition from an oil and gas company into an energy company. “We are further along than people realize”, says Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice-President of Shell New Energies, in an exclusive interview with Energy Post. According to Gainsborough, there is a “shift in thinking” within the company that is now irreversible. “People in Shell see a lot riding on the success of New Energies. And we are considered one of the most attractive units to work in. Anyone under the age of 35 wants to work for New Energies.”


Ukraine’s Power Sector Is Set For A Major Transition

July 10th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Ukraine’s power sector has seen few changes during the two decades after the dissolution of the USSR, as it continued to operate as part of an energy system inherited by the newly independent states.  For 20 years, it was rolling down the hill without a clear vision for the future. Now everything is about to change. Multiple pressures and opportunities have merged to open up a new pathway for the country: Ukraine can get on board of Europe’s grand energy transition by starting a profound transformation of its power sector


Poland Has Huge e-Mobility Plans

May 31st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

The Polish government has adopted a new law on electromobility aimed at turning Poland into an e-mobility leader in Europe. The country wants to have 1 million EVs on the road by 2025 (download position paper here). Already home to electric bus manufacturing plants and a big EV battery plant, Poland is set to become the motor for electrifying transport in Europe. “We are really pioneers,” says Marta Gajęcka, Head of Energy Advisors to the President of the Republic of Poland, in an exclusive interview with Energy Post


How Europe Can Deliver On Energy Efficiency

December 17th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

The European Commission’s recently released Clean Energy Package, has a 2030 target of 30% energy savings. An important policy instrument to deliver these are Energy Efficiency Obligation (EEO) schemes



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