City Lights 2012

Shell gaat per 2020 jaarlijks 1 miljard dollar in divisie New Energies investeren

NASA image acquired April 18 - October 23, 2012 This new image of the Earth at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite over nine days in April 2012 and thirteen days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits and 2.5 terabytes of data to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth’s land surface and islands. The nighttime view of Earth in visible light was made possible by the “day-night band” of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite. VIIRS detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as gas flares, auroras, wildfires, city lights, and reflected moonlight. In this case, auroras, fires, and other stray light have been removed to emphasize the city lights. Named for satellite meteorology pioneer Verner Suomi, NPP flies over any given point on Earth’s surface twice each day at roughly 1:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The spacecraft flies 824 kilometers (512 miles) above the surface in a polar orbit, circling the planet about 14 times a day. Suomi NPP sends its data once per orbit to a ground station in Svalbard, Norway, and continuously to local direct broadcast users distributed around the world. The mission is managed by NASA with operational support from NOAA and its Joint Polar Satellite System, which manages the satellite's ground system. NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data provided courtesy of Chris Elvidge (NOAA National Geophysical Data Center). Suomi NPP is the result of a partnership between NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Defense. Caption by Mike Carlowicz. Instrument: Suomi NPP - VIIRS Credit: NASA Earth Observatory Click here to view all of the  Earth at Night 2012 images  Click he

Shell gaat per 2020 jaarlijks 1 miljard dollar in haar divisie New Energies investeren. Dat kondigde CEO Ben van Beurden maandag aan op een conferentie in Istanbul. 

Omdat de vraag naar hernieuwbare energie en elektrische auto’s toeneemt, gaat Shell de financiële injecties in haar divisie New Energies vanaf 2020 verhogen naar 1 miljard dollar per jaar. De energiegigant ziet ook mogelijkheden in vervoerssectoren waarin nog niet gewerkt kan worden met batterijen. Daarom kijkt het ook naar de ontwikkeling van waterstofcellen, vloeibaar natuurlijk gas en nieuwe biobrandstoffen, zei Shell’s CEO Ben van Beurden tijdens een speech op het World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul.

Wereldwijde focus

Terwijl de Russische energieminister Alexander Novak en de baas van Saudi Aramco aangaven dat olie en gas de komende decennia nog zouden domineren, benadrukte Van Beurden dat opkomende markten in Afrika en Azië de afhankelijkheid van fossiele brandstoffen wellicht over kunnen slaan. “When you consider the areas of the world where energy demand is still to expand, like Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, there is a huge opportunity,” zei Van Beurden. “These are areas that are not, on the whole, locked in to a coal-driven system. There is the potential for them to shift more directly onto a less energy-intensive pathway to development.”


Bloomberg, 10 juli 2017, ‘Shell Plans to Spend $1 Billion a Year on Clean Energy by 2020’

Auteur: Klaartje Jaspers

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