Saturday afternoon in Bond Street is a great place to see all manner of Aston Martins, Maybachs, Lamborghinis and just possibly a Bugatti Veyron. But the car that was turning heads last Saturday was a downsized electric Hummer. In fairness this isn’t quite a car, the website refers to it as the MEV HUMMER HX™ , the only proportionally correct licensed resort vehicle on the market. But it was still turning heads.
David Hone serves as the Chief Climate Change Advisor for Royal Dutch Shell. He combines his work with his responsibilities as a board member of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the Centre for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and the Global Carbon capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI). After graduating as a chemical engineer, Hone started his career as a refinery engineer in Australia during another period of very high oil prices when energy efficiency was paramount. He spent a period in the Netherlands, before returning to Australia to become involved with another side of the oil industry, energy economics and supply. This led to a move to London as an oil trader for Shell followed by a time managing the global trading and chartering of Shell’s crude oil tanker fleet. In 2001 he took up his current role and has not looked back since.