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2003 CEI works closely with White House and Congress on Energy Policy Act

The following series of emails ranging from March 31 to August 1, 2003 follows employees of the free-market, “public policy group” Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) in their efforts to change climate-related language in the Energy Policy Act of 2003. The majority of the organization’s outreach is led by then Director of Global Warming Policy at […]

2002 Shell Booklet “Sustainable Energy from Renewable Resources”

This booklet, “Sustainable Energy from Renewable Resources,” outlines Royal Dutch/Shell Group’s (“Shell”) “vision” for renewables and lays out their plans for the future. This document is a part of a larger collection discovered by Jelmer Mommers of De Correspondent in a trove of internal Royal Dutch/Shell Group (“Shell”) documents. Interested in more Shell documents? Full […]

2000 Economist article – “Big business bows to global warming”

An article marking a shift in the chemical and petroleum industry’s acknowledgement of global climate change and its relationship to carbon emissions. The article demonstrates the voluntary measures adopted by industry to mitigate losses on internal rates of return due to carbon-based expenses. Specifically, DuPont stated its intent to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two-thirds by 2010 compared […]

1999 Shell Report “Sustainable Development – making it happen”

These 1999 documents, “Sustainable Development – making it happen” and its corresponding cover letter, are a part of a larger collection discovered by Jelmer Mommers of De Correspondent in a trove of internal Royal Dutch/Shell Group (“Shell”) documents. Below is the cover letter and report, in that order. Interested in more Shell documents? Full index […]

1998 Shell Report “Profits and Principles – does there have to be a choice?”

This 1998 document, “Profits and Principles – does there have to be a choice?”, is about Royal Dutch/Shell Group’s (“Shell”) “financial, social and environmental” responsibilities. A part of a larger collection discovered by Jelmer Mommers of De Correspondent in a trove of internal Shell documents, this report is the genesis of Shell’s eventual advertising campaign […]

1998 Shell Presentation “Wind Energy Strategy”

This is a 1998 presentation of Royal Dutch/Shell Group’s (“Shell”) “Wind Energy Strategy.” This document is a part of a larger collection discovered by Jelmer Mommers of De Correspondent in a trove of internal Shell documents. 1998 Shell Presentation “Wind Energy Strategy” (PDF) 1998 Shell Presentation “Wind Energy Strategy” (Text) Interested in more Shell documents? […]

Shell pamphlet “Sustainable development – Our aspirations, our commitments”

This undated pamphlet titled “Sustainable development – Our aspirations, our commitments” is a part of a larger collection discovered by Jelmer Mommers of De Correspondent in a trove of internal Royal Dutch/Shell Group (“Shell”) documents. Defining their sustainability program, and covering their explicit goals, this document provides insight into Shell’s changing business model and increased […]

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1998 Report “Climate Change: What does Shell think and do about it?”

“Climate Change: What does Shell think and do about it?” is a 1998 handout from a trove of Royal Dutch/Shell Group (“Shell”) documents unearthed by Jelmer Mommers of De Correspondent. Printed to explain the science of climate change and what the company was doing to address it, Shell resisted calling climate change a threat, but […]