Big Oil is paying increasingly more attention to the energy transition—as illustrated by separate announcements from Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc earlier this month. The trend is not limited to Europe, but the supermajors on both sides of the Atlantic are taking different approaches to going greener.

Shell Australia unveiled plans on Feb. 7 that it would build and operate its first industrial-scale solar farm in Queensland State. The solar farm will help power Shell’s QGC gas project.

Shell is not the only supermajor to turn to renewables for powering its oil and gas operations. Both U.S.-headquartered oil giants Chevron Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp. have announced plans for using renewable power for certain projects.

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