The Energy Barometer is an annual survey of the Energy Institute (EI) College, a group chosen each year to represent a diverse range of sectors, disciplines and seniority levels of the EI’s UK membership.
About the EI College
The EI College is made up of professional and pre-professional members from three different EI member grades: Fellow (FEI), Member (MEI) and Associate Member (AMEI). A stratified random sample is taken from among EI members living in the UK to give everyone a chance to participate and to refresh the College each year. By joining the College, members are agreeing to share their expertise over the course of the year by completing the Barometer survey, and through other research and consultation activities. Participation is voluntary.
About the survey
The survey questions are designed by the EI Knowledge Service (EIKS), under the guidance of the EI’s Energy Advisory Panel and other industry experts. Some questions are repeated annually to track trends over time; others cover topical subjects that change year-on-year. The survey focuses on the UK energy system and encompasses a wide range of topics including UK energy policy effects, climate change targets and global energy prices.
The survey includes multiple choice as well as free response questions. The responses are analysed to assess key findings and identify themes from the results. The answers to free response questions are coded and mentions of these codes are counted across responses. In the report, responses are presented as percentages of respondents, unless stated otherwise. This can lead to percentages adding up to more than 100%, in the case of multiple choice questions where respondents are allowed to choose more than one option, or in the case of a free response question where a single response may have been assigned more than one code.