Maarten Wetselaar, Shell Director for Integrated Gas and New Energies, tackled tough questions from the energy-engaged millennials on the 21st century challenge of providing more energy while reducing impact to the planet.

“Energy affects us all. While we rely on energy in our everyday lives, the way in which it’s produced and used is tied to the well-being of our planet. I’m keen to find new ways to engage with young people – and others – to openly discuss the challenges, as well as the opportunities, surrounding the future of energy,” Mr. Wetselaar said.

Of particular interest to students was the role of renewables. Liu Yuchen, a Junior year student from SUTD, came keen to understand how we could transition from the current reliance on fossil fuels to more renewables. On this, Mr. Wetselaar explained: “I see it as my role to prove that new energies can help the environment and also be commercial. We cannot subsidise our way out of climate change. We need to find commercial models so that people want to invest in it on a large scale and we are finding good opportunities in it.”

Leading energy experts participated in the panel and provided their views on meeting the energy challenge and how different sectors of society can collaborate. The panellists were the following: Wu Changhua, a China sustainability policy and partnership specialist; Jay Layug, former Undersecretary of the Department of Energy and Chairman of the National Renewable Energy Board; and Peter Godfrey, Managing Director of the Asia Pacific Energy Institute, based in Singapore. Professor Peter Jackson, Head of Engineering and Systems Design at Singapore University of Technology and Design pillar, moderated the live debate. Goh Swee Chen, Country Chairman of Shell Companies in Singapore, also joined the students from various institutions in Singapore in watching the debate.

SUTD’s Professor Peter Jackson noted: “We had a great panel of distinguished experts in energy policy, law, and business and they each approached these questions from a unique perspective. I thoroughly enjoyed the lively exchange of ideas and hope that everyone learnt something from this debate.”

Shell recognises the significance of climate change, along with the role energy plays in helping people achieve and maintain a good quality of life. Shell takes part in the energy transition by finding ways to produce more and cleaner energy.

You can watch the debate on https://twitter.com/Shell/status/1065847606406918145

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Name: Ca-Mie De Souza
Email: Ca-Mie.DeSouza@shell.com
Contact number: +65 9728 3912

SUTD
Name: Melissa Koh
Email: Melissa_koh@sutd.edu.sg
Contact number: +65 9687 3099

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About the Singapore University of Technology and Design

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A research-intensive university, SUTD is distinguished by its unique East and West academic programmes which incorporate elements of innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and local and international industry collaborations. SUTD will focus in key areas – Healthcare, Cities and Aviation, supported by capabilities in Artificial Intelligence/Data Science and Digital Manufacturing. Multiple post-graduate opportunities are available. In addition, skill-based professional education and training courses are also available at SUTD Academy. www.sutd.edu.sg

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