Climate change, Shell and EV charging


As news from the BBC comes in of 200 climate change activists, part of 'Extinction Rebellion' being arrested for blocking roads in central London, five of who were reported by the BBC as being held on suspicion of criminal damage at Shell's HQ, we look at plans by the company to combat damage to the climate from its products.

In reaction to the protests, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said the UK had cuts its emissions by 44% since 1990, stating 'we've asked our independent climate experts for advice on a net zero emissions target and set out plans to transition to low emission vehicles and significantly reduce pollution through our Clean Air Strategy.'

The group Extinction Rebellion is reported to have said it wants honesty from the government about the scale of world climate crisis, that the UK enact legally binding policies to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025 and the formation of a Citizens' Assembly to oversee changes that will be needed to achieve that goal.

This month, Shell announced a programme to