Thank you for your comment. We anticipated that having Shell on the site would most likely be controversial. The point that I think is important to focus on is that we URGENTLY need a low carbon economy, and to make that happen, we need EVERYONE involved especially the people and organisations that are directly or indirectly responsible for producing the most carbon emissions...

And whilst what you are referring to doesn’t sound at all low carbon (and I am certainly not defending it), I take a different view:

If we (humans as a whole) stopped demanding the gas and oil that companies like Shell produce, they would be out of business. However as an example I use electric lights, and though I also have a bicycle I drive a car when ‘necessary’, use gas to heat my hot water, and electricity to cook with... this is all based on fossil fuels. I take equal responsibility for these carbon emissions as the company that produced the fuel! After all I paid for it! If we change the demand then the companies like Shell who want to stay in businesses will have to change their practises. I think in this particular space (whilst this may not be applicable to you) I come across a lot of ‘people in greenhouses who shouldn’t throw stones’ – i.e. its a bit like not wanting to kill animals and then eating meat or wearing leather...