Home is a place for family, rest, and recreation. How can we heat, light and power our homes and neighbourhoods with fewer emissions?
From cooking, lighting, heating, and cooling we rely on energy to power our homes and neighbourhoods. As the world moves to a lower CO2 energy system, the ways in which we power our homes will undergo substantial change. Our homes will become more energy efficient, powered by cleaner energies and ultimately, more sustainable.
Already, wind farms, solar plants and hydro plants are generating renewable electricity for national grids. Renewable gas is being fed into domestic heating systems. And in the developing world, off grid communities are developing micro grids, powered by wind, solar and bio fuel.
Shell is committed to keeping pace with this change and playing an active role in the on-going transition to a lower carbon world. We are developing wind farms, solar plants and plants that generate renewable gas from waste. We are exploring smart meter systems to help people run their homes more efficiently. And in the developing world we are helping remote communities move from a dependence on wood and animal dung as fuel to cleaner alternatives.
See a selection of these ideas in action.