Shell to increase renewable energy investments to $1 billion a year

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Shell is beginning to move away from oil as public faith in fossil-fuels vanishes Royal Dutch Shell has plans to increase its renewable energy spending to $1 billion annually. Ben van Beurden, CEO of Shell, notes that the faith in the oil industry is disappearing. This is putting greater pressure on the company to move away from its traditional focus on oil and begin showing more support for clean power. Notably, Shell has also expressed support for countries to impose rules to place prices on carbon emissions. According to Shell,…

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California’s Santa Rita Jail to become energy independent with the help of Chevron Energy Solutions system

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The Santa Rita Jail of Dublin, California, will soon be energy independent thanks to a new project from Chevron Energy Solutions. Chevron is working on developing a hybrid energy system for the county jail that combines wind, solar and hydrogen power. The project is receiving financial support from the U.S. Department of Energy, the California Energy Commission, and the California Public Utilities Commission. Chevron believes that this system will remove the strain the jail puts on the state’s energy grid. An expansive solar array comprised of photovoltaic solar panels will…

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