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"No dodging carbon, methane or climate change at IP Week 2019" - Kingham


  • Big sustainability challenges to be addressed at annual London oil and gas industry fixture
  • Energy Institute (EI) becomes supporting organisation to the Methane Guiding Principles

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UK Secretary of State for International Trade to speak at IP Week


The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, UK Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, is the latest speaker confirmed for IP Week 2019, alongside high-profile figures from the world of energy.

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Shell Chairman confirmed as IP Week Dinner speaker


Charles O. Holliday, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Royal Dutch Shell plc, has today been announced as the keynote speaker and guest of honour at the IP Week Dinner 2019.

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Stars of the energy world celebrated at EI Awards 2018


Awards include coal to biomass conversion in India, STEM resources reaching 10m children worldwide and cutting-edge smart tech

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Dudley, Birol, Barkindo and Rangarajan confirmed for IP Week 2019


Bob Dudley, Chief Executive Officer of BP, is the latest senior figure confirmed for the Energy Institute’s International Petroleum (IP) Week 2019, being held in London from 26-28 February.

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EI backs methane action coalition

Collective action by global operators to bear down on fugitive methane emissions during oil and gas production has received the fulsome support of the EI.International institutions including UN Environment have established the Methane Guiding Principles, calling on oil and gas companies to reduce me...

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EI shows the way with new lighting guide

With lighting still accounting for a fifth of all the electricity used in UK commercial buildings and almost three in four buildings still having outdated lighting systems, the EI has added a new Lighting Good Practice Guide to its online energy management resources.Designed to help organisations an...

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Student accommodation energy manager nets prestigious EI award

The Group Energy and Environment Manager at Unite Students has received the Energy Institute (EI) Energy Management Leader of the Year Award 2019, fighting off tough competition from five other finalists demonstrating the best in their profession across diverse business sectors.James Tiernan IEng ME...

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Report finds mixed views on importance of women in closing looming 'talent emergency'

The new edition of the world’s largest energy recruitment and employment trends report – the Global Energy Talent Index (GETI) - has found that most sectors are worried about a talent emergency due to a looming skills shortage.The report, supported by the EI, was put together by Airswift, the global...

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UK Secretary of State for International Trade to speak at IP Week

The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, has been confirmed to speak at IP Week 2019, alongside high-profile figures from the world of energy.Dr Fox will address senior industry leaders at the conference, being held in London between 26–...

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Energy World and Petroleum Review news stories

Number of EVs on global roads rises 64% year-on-year

China, the US and Norway lead the way, while research in Europe suggests electric cars are cheaper to own and operate than conventional models.The number of electric cars (e-cars) worldwide has risen to 5.6mn in early 2019 – up 64% from last year – with China and the US largely driving this steep gr...

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Wholesale costs push raise domestic price caps

Energy regulator Ofgem has announced a £117 increase to its price cap for domestic energy customers on default (including standard variable) tariffs just three months after the cap was established. First introduced on 1 January, the cap will rise to £1,254 per year for ‘average’ consumers from 1 Apr...

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Rail being left out of decarbonisation discussions: IEA

Rail is one of the least carbon-intensive modes of transport for both freight and passengers, yet it is too often ‘neglected’ in public debates, says a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report, The Future of Rail, explores a base scenario that projects the growth of glo...

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Universities share funding for research into distributed renewables

ReNU researchers will work on technology to charge the growing number of small devices.The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has awarded £5.2mn to Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham Universities to open a new national Centre for Doctoral Training in renewable energies. Industry partn...

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Corporate clean energy buying hits record high in 2018

Corporations are purchasing record amounts of renewable energy as they strive to keep their sustainability promises – but will utilities be able to meet demand? Corporations purchased a record 13.4 GW of clean energy through long-term contracts last year, more than double the total for 2017, ac...

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