The Great Energy Challenge is a National Geographic initiative in partnership with Shell focused on solutions-based thinking and dialogue about our shared energy future. In this Partnership Forum area, we provide a spotlight for content and storytelling captured at Great Energy Challenge and Shell events from around the world. Check out the stories, watch the videos, and add your voice to move the conversation forward. Be sure to check back often as new content will be added throughout the year.
Students tinker with a prototype vehicle in their paddock workstation Saturday during day three of Shell Eco-marathon Americas. Teams are competitive but often share ideas and tools in the spirit of collaboration.Shell Eco-marathon coverage
The International Energy Agency projects water demand for energy to double by 2030.Read the full story
Distilleries like the Tullibardine in Blackford, Scotland, seen here, produce gallons of waste along with their whisky. Those byproducts from the grain fermentation process are currently being turned into biofuel as part of a pilot project.Read the full story
You know that climate change is reshaping the Arctic, but how much do you really know about how shrinking sea ice is opening up the resources at the top of the world for exploration and development?Take the quiz
The diverse range of habitats that zoos and aquariums must maintain for their animal denizens creates unique and sizable energy demands.Read the full story
Oilfields often present tough challenges, from remote locations to extreme temperatures. But at Majnoon in southern Iraq, every day presents a deadly threat from unexploded munitions after years of conflict. A remarkably brave team is clearing this lethal debris, allowing Majnoon to return to significant production.Read the full story
New for 2015, Detroit will host the ultimate energy efficiency challenge, uniting the energy and automobile industries' efforts to tackle future energy challenges.