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Shell CEO Says Blaming Oil Suppliers Won’t Solve Climate Change

  • Society must transform, not just oil producers: van Beurden
  • The world needs a more mature debate about emissions reduction
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Van Beurden says, "the world has no choice" on energy transformation. "I think we will get to a better place."Source: Bloomberg
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The world can’t solve the problem of climate change solely by blaming energy producers like Royal Dutch Shell Plc, said the company’s top executive.

Speaking at an event in London that was disrupted by protesters accusing attendees of destroying the planet, Shell Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said the oil industry has to take radical steps to reduce carbon emissions, but consumers must do the same.