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Committee contacts

Brian Taylor MEI Chartered Energy Manager

Honorary Secretary


Richard Barton MEI


Paul Holmes


Events and training

Wind Turbine Safety Rules - Train the Trainer

17/01/2024 - 18/01/2024

Before taking this course you must:Ensure you have the appropriate level of membershipSign the WTSR Service Level Agreement    &nb...

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International Energy Week 2024

27/02/2024 - 29/02/2024

Convened by the Energy Institute’s sector experts and informed by the EI Statistical Review of World Energy, International Energy Week 2024...

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Human Factors Foundation - April 2024

15/04/2024 - 19/04/2024

This 5-day course delivers a comprehensive introduction into human factors for non-specialists. It provides a practical, engaging and interactive back...

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Level 1: Certificate in Energy Management Essentials - April 2024

22/04/2024 - 26/04/2024

About:This introductory 5 day classroom course provides a comprehensive, practical overview of the fundamentals of energy management, equipping p...

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Net Zero for Professionals - April 2024

22/04/2024 - 23/04/2024

This course provides a comprehensive, practical overview for those preparing their organisation for their net zero future.About:This 2 day classroom c...

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Publications and documents

2019 AGM minutes

19 June 2019

PDF File

2019 Honorary Treasurer's Report

19 June 2019

PDF File

EI Southern branch AGM Agenda

05 June 2019

PDF File

What's new?

New African finds, projects and prospects


TotalEnergies (50%, operator) and APA Corporation (50%) have made a significant new oil and associated gas discovery at the Krabdagu-1 well, in the ce...

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New record points to fusion’s potential


Scientists and engineers at the world-leading UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) Joint European Torus (JET) facility in Oxford have generated 59 MJ of...

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Strong interest in further exploration on the Norwegian Shelf


The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy offered 53 new production licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) in its latest license round...

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EC faces backlash against plans to label gas and nuclear as sustainable


The European Commission (EC) is expected to propose rules this month (January 2022) to label some natural gas and nuclear energy projects as sustainab...

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UK rail operator to generate and sell electricity from rooftop PV


Rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which manages Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern services, has turned London’s Streatham ...

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