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New clean energy chief takes helm at oil giant Shell

By Andrew Lee

Shell will have a new leader at its New Energies unit from April, as Elisabeth Brinton takes over from current chief Mark Gainsborough in a role pivotal to the oil giant’s growing renewables and clean energy ambitions.

Brinton will take over from Gainsborough at the top of a New Energies operation that has grown to be a significant force in offshore wind, storage, power trading and other key areas of the energy transition – and has stated ambitions to help Shell become the world’s largest power company. read more

Energy customers hit with backdated bills

When Clare Crisp received an email from her energy provider, Shell Energy last November, she was shocked and confused.

Her direct debit had been nearly doubled from £72 to £130 per month, despite her account previously being £148 in credit.

“I looked at my bills and thought: what on earth has gone on?” she says.

Eventually, she worked out what the energy firm had done. It had gone back five-and-a-half years, cancelled her previous electricity bills and re-billed her with higher amounts, adding up to an extra cost of £512. read more

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