Shell Go+ carbon neutral fuel

Shell Go+ carbon neutral fuel

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meatballs

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406 posts

6 months

Thursday 10th October
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Apparently for every 5 fill ups they will plant a tree. Has anyone done the numbers to see if this stacks up scientifically?

Currently have offset gas and renewable electricity provider for home, the track car guzzles Shell V-Power also, but would be tempted to change fill up location for the daily if it holds up to scrutiny.


Krikkit

16,322 posts

127 months

Thursday 10th October
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From a consumer perspective you can look at it as paying that small margin for Shell over other providers, and signing up to their app and allowing them to analyse your data from it, in exchange for small costs to neutralise the carbon emissions.

Sounds like a decent scheme to me, shame there isn't a convenient Shell around here.

Prof Prolapse

14,717 posts

136 months

Thursday 10th October
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They'll be loads of variables mate, but Shell will have a calculation somewhere they can roll out to attempt to satisfy press or the curious, and anything is better than nothing.

I quite like the idea personally. I mean I don't feel any guilt over my car's emissions, but we all like tree's don't we?

RazerSauber

398 posts

6 months

Thursday 10th October
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There's a Shell just down the road from me that's all shiny and new. Just a shame there's a Costco on my way to work which offers a good 10p/L saving on diseasel so the Shell doesn't much use from me.

Nice to see one of the big oil companies doing at least something to offset some of the carbon foot print. Hopefully sets a nice precedent for others to follow.

Deesee

2,911 posts

29 months

Thursday 10th October
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Got the email today.

Already use shell (&the App) as have the 3% pump fuel discount as have the Gas/Electric at home.

Planting trees can’t be a bad thing eh!

Chris32345

302 posts

8 months

Thursday 10th October
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RazerSauber said:
There's a Shell just down the road from me that's all shiny and new. Just a shame there's a Costco on my way to work which offers a good 10p/L saving on diseasel so the Shell doesn't much use from me.

Nice to see one of the big oil companies doing at least something to offset some of the carbon foot print. Hopefully sets a nice precedent for others to follow.
They all do allready they poor million's if not more between them into research and development of technology and other greens thing's despite what all the eco nuts Will have you believe

Edited by Chris32345 on Thursday 10th October 15:57

Haltamer

1,072 posts

26 months

Thursday 10th October
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Chris32345 said:
They all do allready there poor million's if bit more between them into research and development of technology and other greens thing's despite what all the eco nuts Wii have you believe
Given the finite nature of oil resources, they'd be mad not to:- It's in their own interest to pivot into renewable energy supplies of the future.

RTB

7,215 posts

204 months

Thursday 10th October
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So, Shell sells around 145billion liters of fuel a year (2010 figure are all I can find). Say that this Shell GO+ promotion covers 2% of their fuel sales (could be a lot more or a lot less).

That's 2,900,000,000‬ liters of fuel sold under the promotion. Say that the average fuel tank is 50 liters, that means somewhere in the region of 11.6 million trees would be planted every year worldwide. So, given a relatively low density of 1000 trees per hectare that's 11600 hectares planted every year.

Don't know if this is a lot or a little (11600 hectare is around 0.05% of the UK land area).

(Around 31000 hectares of the rain forest get destroyed every day).

Certainly better than nothing though.




WJNB

2,013 posts

107 months

Thursday 10th October
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Just marketing bullst to appeal to the tree huggers (pun intended).
Next they will dream up some fanciful way to appeal to vegans, eco warriors, Pride or whatever fad is currently the fashion.
It's all about adapting their sales strategy to patronise the gullible.
Would be more impressed if they paid staff more & senior management took a pay cut donating the difference to planting a tree or 2 million.

Initforthemoney

688 posts

90 months

Thursday 10th October
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Im not impressed either.


They fked me over on my free wine gums.

grumpy


Dave Hedgehog

11,391 posts

150 months

Thursday 10th October
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can they engineer trees that absorb all the particulates, nox etc.


meatballs

Original Poster:

406 posts

6 months

Thursday 10th October
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WJNB said:
Just marketing bullst to appeal to the tree huggers (pun intended).
Next they will dream up some fanciful way to appeal to vegans, eco warriors, Pride or whatever fad is currently the fashion.
It's all about adapting their sales strategy to patronise the gullible.
Would be more impressed if they paid staff more & senior management took a pay cut donating the difference to planting a tree or 2 million.
This is the heart of my question. Would I be better off sending the 2-3 quid I save from going to supermarket pump to some kind of carbon charity... Or do shells numbers actually stack up.

MDUBZ

256 posts

46 months

Thursday 10th October
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Looking forward to their new marketing campaign - filling up at shell gives me wood