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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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Managing corrosion - EI launches vital new support for oil and gas operators


  • HSE endorses second edition of EI’s Corrosion Management Guidance
  • EI releases new eLearning course on Corrosion Under Insulation

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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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EI News stories

New onshore wind group to champion workforce health and Safety

SafetyOn, the health and safety group for the onshore wind sector facilitated by the Energy Institute, was today launched at the RenewableUK Wind & Emergency Response 2019 Conference in Birmingham.A not-for-profit, member-led collaboration, SafetyOn brings together industry leaders, health and s...

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Professor Sir Jim McDonald to deliver prestigious EI lecture

One of Scotland’s top academics and engineers Professor Sir Jim McDonald FEI has been chosen by the Energy Institute (EI) to receive the prestigious Melchett Award. At a special event in London in July, he will be presented with the award before delivering the Melchett Lecture.Sir Jim McDonald is Vi...

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From London to Lagos – young professionals connect with senior EI figures

Senior industry figures have been sharing their tips for career success and insights into the energy sector with the upcoming generation of young professionals, at the latest Young Professionals Network (YPN) Connect events.The London and Home Counties YPN Connect event in March was attended by EI P...

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What's new in Knowledge

Welcome to the latest update from the Energy Institute (EI) Knowledge Service, your hub for energy information. Get up to speed on topical issues with Energy Insights Over the past few months we have added several new topics to our Energy Insights which provide a current outlook on what is...

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It's your EI – get involved

Fancy trying something new? Volunteering with the EI can be a fantastic way of expanding your skills and network, raising your profile and making a real difference in the energy sector – and a number of EI’s committees and panels are recruiting this spring. The Professional Affairs Committee (PAC) i...

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Energy World and Petroleum Review news stories

European airline emissions continue to grow

Eight airlines grew their carbon emissions at a faster rate than Ryanair on flights within Europe last year, according to the European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E). Low-cost airlines Jet2, Wizz Air, EasyJet, Vueling and Norwegian and national carriers TAP, Finnair and Luft...

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Plan for Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 approved

The plan for development and operation (PDO) of the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup field development was formally approved by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) on 15 May, the same day construction started on the field’s second processing platform at Aibel’s yard in Haugesund.J...

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UK government awards £25mn to fund zero emission transport innovations

Projects across the UK are set to benefit from £25mn investment to develop ground-breaking zero emission technologies for new vehicles. A boost for green transport, the investment is a key part of the government’s Industrial Strategy, and part of wider efforts towards developing a net zero carbon ec...

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Trade war leaves LNG projects vulnerable

The escalation of the trade war between the US and China could jeopardise several LNG mega-projects that are awaiting final approval, according to Rystad Energy. China announced on 13 May 2019 that it will raise the duty on imports of US LNG to 25% from the previous level of 10% in retaliation to th...

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Electric transport revolution set to spread

Electric vehicles (EVs) are on track to dominate global sales of passenger cars and buses by 2040, and to encroach significantly on the market for vans and short-distance trucking, according to the latest forecast from research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF).Based on analysis of the evolving economics in ...

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