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Our mission

In a competitive world, the professional body is a vital partner to individuals wanting to boost their career or to organisations wanting to contribute to the advancement of industry knowledge.

The Energy Institute (EI) is the leading chartered professional membership body for the energy industry, supporting over 23,000 individuals working in or studying energy and 250 companies worldwide.  The EI provides learning and networking opportunities to support professional development, as well as professional recognition and technical and scientific knowledge resources on energy in all its forms and applications.

The EI is licensed by

  • the Engineering Council to award Chartered, Incorporated and Engineering Technician status to engineers,
  • the Science Council to award Chartered Scientist status, and
  • the Society for the Environment to award Chartered Environmentalist status.

It has also been granted the rights to award Chartered Energy Engineer, Chartered Petroleum Engineer and Chartered Energy Manager titles by the Privy Council.

To develop and disseminate knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safe, secure and sustainable energy system.  In fulfilling this mission, the EI addresses the depth and breadth of the energy sector, from fuels and fuel distribution to health and safety, sustainability and the environment. It also informs policy by providing a platform for debate and scientifically-sound information on energy issues.

Strategic aims
The strategic aims of the EI are:

  • Developing knowledge to improve understanding
  • Delivering the skills needed
  • Driving up standards, promoting excellence in practice

Core values
answerable only to good method, evidence and public benefit.
Good science: use of science based on evidence and information sharing.
Professionalism: high standards, personal responsibility and continuous development.
Collaboration: working with partners to achieve shared aims.
Transparency: an open, honest and ethical approach in everything we do.
Respect: recognising and respecting diversity of ideas and people.
Worldwide: reflecting both the global and local nature of energy issues.

The Energy Institute is committed to:

  • provide professional recognition.
  • provide knowledge and information through conferences, technical publications and journals and online activities.
  • provide extensive technical and scientific support across the energy industries.
  • provide education, training and library information services.
  • develop technical solutions and good practice guidance on health, safety and environment issues in partnership with industry.
  • stimulate and facilitate policy debate and influence.
  • offer regional, national and international networks to bring the energy community together
  • support individuals' development and recognise their achievement.

A registered charity, the EI serves society with independence, professionalism and a wealth of expertise in energy matters.


As a member of the Professional Associations Research Network, the EI is:

• keeping up-to-date with the latest sector research and best practice guidance
• equipped through training and events to deal with the challenges professional bodies face
• part of an active network of professional bodies that learn from each other

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