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The world of energy is at once fascinating and controversial, global and local, old and new. The Energy Institute is working to reinforce the role of evidence and expertise at the heart of the public debate about energy. Through original research, events and engagement work we gather and articulate the views of our professional membership, which spans the global energy system.

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Steve Holliday, Juliet Davenport and Aleida Rios take up positions on ever more diverse Energy Institute Council


  • Former National Grid boss commits professional body to taking ‘whole sector’ approach to ‘existential challenges’ of climate change and diversity
  • Juliet Davenport HonFEI joins as a Vice President and Aleida Rios FEI joins as Chair of Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee – increasing the diversity of skills and experience around the top table

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Offshore wind health and safety performance improving


Against a backdrop of growing offshore wind energy capacity, the G+ Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation’s latest report highlights a decrease in the total number of health and safety incidents among its members last year.

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Households could lose out in energy data revolution, fear UK energy professionals


Professionals working across the UK energy industry have today delivered their verdict on the state of their sector in the Energy Barometer 2019, published by the Energy Institute (EI).

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Aviation fuel quality standard revised and updated by EI and JIG


The global aviation fuel quality standard that helps ensure the safety of passengers on more than 100,000 flights worldwide every day has been revised and updated by the Energy Institute (EI) in conjunction with the Joint Inspection Group (JIG).

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New onshore wind group to champion workforce health and safety


  • 19 onshore wind organisations have come together to establish SafetyOn
  • SafetyOn to provide transparency and champion good practice in industry’s health and safety performance

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Scottish Energy Minister joins YPN debate on Scotland’s energy future

The competing interests of Maximising Economic Recovery (MER) of North Sea oil and gas and the binding decarbonisation goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement were under the spotlight at an event held in June by the EI’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) in Aberdeen.The Scottish Government’s Minist...

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EI Honorary Fellow recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Rt. Hon. Professor Charles Hendry HonFEI, former MP and Minister of State for Energy, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list by receiving a Commander of the BritishEmpire (CBE) for services to UK trade and investment.Charles is former Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy to Azerbaijan...

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EI branch events – from an offshore wind farm to a gin distillery

The EI’s branch network has organised some exciting visits over the past month – from a visit to the Rampion offshore wind farm off the Sussex coast to the Bombay Sapphire distillery in Hampshire.In June, the EI’s London and Home Counties Young Professionals Network (YPN) organised a boat trip to th...

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Westminster launch for Energy Barometer 2019

The Energy Barometer has once again delivered vital insight into the current state and future of the energy system amid a turbulent year in UK politics. Nearly 500 members from across sectors and disciplines have made their voices heard through the signature UK report from the Energy Institute (EI)....

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Offshore wind health and safety performance improving

Against a backdrop of growing offshore wind energy capacity, the G+ Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation’s latest report highlights a decrease in the total number of health and safety incidents among its members last year.The 2018 Incident Data Report found that high potential incidents – de...

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Energy World and Petroleum Review news stories

New York State announces 1.7 GW offshore wind energy deal

The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, and former Vice President Al Gore have announced the winners of New York's first comprehensive offshore wind solicitation. The project will see the construction of two offshore wind farms in Long Island waters, with a combined capacity of 1.7 GW. Contract...

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‘We must engineer the future energy system’: Prof Sir Jim McDonald delivers flagship lecture

Accelerating the energy transition will require ‘collaboration, vision, courage and boldness of purpose’, argued Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FEI, the recipient of the EI’s prestigious Melchett Award. Instituted in 1930 and given in the name of one of the EI’s past Presidents – the Rt Hon Sir Al...

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Historic pumped storage plant receives £200mn upgrade

Technology group Voith is to design, fabricate, install and commission a replacement facility at the Ritom pumped storage power plant in Switzerland. The original plant at Ritom dates back to 1920 – the illustration shows an impression of the new plant.The four Pelton turbines currently in use , wit...

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New turbine and generator installed at power plant in Egypt

A new steam turbine and generator have been installed at the Supercritical Power Plant in Assiut, Egypt, using a system developed by ALE, an international heavy transportation and lifting contractor.The 8 m-long, 240-tonne turbine was manoeuvered into place using a gantry and 200 tonne capacity stra...

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LNG-fired engine power plant commissioned in Gibraltar

MAN Energy Solutions has commissioned a new power plant based on three gas engines and three dual-fuel engines, each with an approximate output of 14 MW, in Gibraltar.The power plant on the North Mole in Gibraltar Harbour will form a key component of the British overseas territory's future power sup...

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