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English Español Shell to spend £10 million to offset CO2 emissions from UK stations

Customers will join a program to offset emissions by purchasing carbon credits generated from forestry projects in the UK and internationally.

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Shell will begin to offset the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from customers’ fuel purchases at its UK service stations at no extra cost from October 17, 2019. This will be available at more than 1,000 Shell-branded service stations.

According to a recent survey by Edelman Intelligence, 71% of people in the UK would like to reduce their CO2 footprints, but nearly half are not clear on the actions they can take.

“Switching to an electric vehicle is the best way for drivers to reduce their CO2 footprints and they can now charge on a growing number of our UK forecourts with 100% renewable electricity,” said Sinead Lynch, Shell UK Country Chair.

“But today the majority of people still use petrol and diesel. We can help them address the impact of their emissions by offsetting their fuel purchases, starting now,” added Lynch.

Drivers will automatically take part in the offsetting programme every time they scan their Shell Go+ app or card with their fuel purchase. Through the scheme, customers will receive a personal carbon statement, so that they can see how much is being offset on their behalf.

Shell will offset customers’ emissions by purchasing carbon credits generated from projects in the UK and internationally that protect and regenerate forests. Over the next year Shell will spend approximately £10 million to purchase carbon credits

“Tackling the climate emergency involves a global effort – concerted, co-ordinated action across a range of approaches, including carbon capturing natural solutions, such as peatland restoration and woodland creation,” said Simon Hodgson, CEO of Forestry and Land Scotland.

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