“We are perhaps the world’s biggest dividend payer. That’s also important.” A remarkable statement by Ben van Beurden, CEO of Shell, in Het Financieele Dagblad on Tuesday May 24th. He also said: “The ten largest solar cell companies in the world together invest $5 billion a year; last year Shell invested $30 billion. Together, the ten largest solar energy companies have never made a profit or paid out a dividend.”

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