On Top of the World

On Top of the World

Access to cleaner energy can help change lives. Join five international artists as they celebrate five cleaner energy projects in On Top of the World. 

On Top of the World | #makethefuture
Helping to power London’s buses with coffee

Helping to power London’s buses with coffee

For years coffee has been energising our morning commute, and today – thanks to the power of collaboration - it is helping to fuel London buses too.

See how coffee powers bright ideas
How stories can light up lives

How stories can light up lives

For people living off grid, sustainable light solutions like the GravityLight can help transform lives and inspire imaginations.

Discover Shell Bedtime Stories

Energy ideas in action

Turning gravity into light

Harnessing kinetic energy from the gravity of falling rocks, GravityLight produces a safe, renewable source of light to those with no access to electricity.

Best Day of My Life

What happens when seven energy ideas and six artists collaborate to make one unique music video?

Making Santa Marta brighter

Insolar bring together volunteers, community partners and job trainees to implement solar energy. It is supported by Shell.

How to solve three problems with one idea

MotionECO seeks to transform used cooking oil into sustainable biofuels that can reduce greenhouse gases.

Empowering a community through footsteps

To help empower a small community in the heart of Rio de Janeiro we created the world’s first player-powered football pitch floodlights.

Britain wakes up to the energy of coffee

Coffee that could also produce energy to help power the planet.

A new spin on efficiency

What if we could capture the wind created by passing cars with roadside turbines, and turn it into usable energy?

Akon lights up Africa

Shell and Akon unveil Africa’s first player- and solar-powered football pitch in Lagos, celebrating the potential of renewable energy.

We’re making gas cool

Cooling natural gas turns it into a liquid. This shrinks its volume, making it easier to ship and releasing less C02.

Jay Leno & the eco cars of the future

He may have an impressive collection of fast cars, but nothing in Jay Leno's legendary collection is more extreme than an Eco-marathon car.

National geographic your shot photo contest

National Geographic, in partnership with Shell, asked their Your Shot photo community to interpret different topics, all linking back to how we can #makethefuture.

Sometimes, great ideas do fall from the sky

GravityLight is an idea so bright, it could help put out millions of unhealthy kerosene lamps around the world for good.

The man who lit the way

Deprived of electricity as a boy, Refugee Abdishakur Mohamoud returned to Somalia as a man, bringing with him a plan to take energy to the people.

Fresh ideas for sustainable future cities

Will the next 100 years bring us city utopias or city dystopias? The Shell Scenarios Team exists to explore these potential parallel futures.

Helping women out of poverty and into prosperity

In her quest to help rural women become solar entrepreneurs, Neha Misra will climb mountains, literally.

A leading light returns to rural India

New Yorker Ajaita Shah quit the bright lights of her home city, to help illuminate her parents’ native rural India.

Super efficient houses make for super affordable homes

Faced with the difficult decision between heating their homes or feeding their families, can super-insulated, airtight homes really make the difference for millions of Americans?

Changing cities for a changing climate

From cities that float to solar sky gardens, innovative thinking is needed to make cities of the future resilient as the earth’s climate changes.

A breath of fresh air

Household air pollution from cooking kills over 4 million people every year. See how a simple idea could change that.