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Young professionals undertake voyage across Scotland’s energy landscape ahead of COP26


With less than two months to go until the world’s governments gather for COP26 in Glasgow, six members of the Energy Institute’s Aberdeen Young Professionals Network (YPN) embarked on a tour across Scotland’s future energy landscape.

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UK net zero strategy must assemble a mass skilled workforce, says Energy Barometer 2021


  • Majority of UK energy professionals already training for net zero and considering a move this decade.
  • The push of a skills strategy, from schools and up, is needed, alongside the pull of stable energy policy
  • Upskill and retrain to avoid leaving conventional workforces and their communities stranded

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Inaugural report underpins UK onshore wind industry’s focus on workforce health and safety


SafetyOn, the health and safety body for the onshore wind industry, based at the Energy Institute, has today published its inaugural Annual Incident Data Report based on data collated and analysed over 2020.

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Energy Institute Council signals change


  • Former UK Energy Minister Charles Hendry and Octopus Energy CEO Greg Jackson join professional body’s governing Council
  • Diverse new Council leads by example with 54% women, 23% from minority ethnic backgrounds
  • Sector convergence drives decision on International Energy Week

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Safety remains steadfast as offshore wind construction soars


Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, 2020 saw an increase of almost 50% in the construction hours at new offshore wind sites built by members of G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+), according to new data published today.

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EI News stories

Energy in Conversation Season 2 continues with ‘the silent tsunami’

This season on the EI’s podcast, it’s all about the future. Every episode discusses a different perspective on the possible future of the industry, an...

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EI gears up for COP26

With just two months to go until the world’s governments gather for the COP26 global climate talks in Glasgow, the EI has a busy autumn of related act...

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New CEO to take Energy Institute forward into next chapter

Dr Nick Wayth CEng MIMechE FEI has spoken of his excitement and the sense of honour and responsibility he feels about becoming Chief Executive of the ...

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Are you keeping your skills and knowledge up to date?

A commitment to learning and development is all part of what being a professional means in the modern world, so everyone who joins the EI is expected ...

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Time to future proof your career in energy?

Getting professionally qualified formally recognises your knowledge, skills and expertise in energy. In a world where there is still a lot of uncertai...

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Energy World and Petroleum Review news stories

Power transformers as heat network ‘boilers’ project

SSE Energy Solutions and National Grid have started a project that could help to decarbonise heat networks by capturing waste heat from electricity tr...

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Proposal to save UK energy-intensive businesses from closure

UK government Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is understood to have submitted a proposal to the Treasury under which steel, chemical and ceramics pr...

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Irish gas storage project gets green light

A gas storage project located off the coast of Northern Ireland has been awarded a marine construction licence, giving it the green light to proceed t...

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A new energy economy is emerging – but not quickly enough to reach net zero by 2050

A new energy economy is emerging around the world as solar, wind, electric vehicles (EVs) and other low-carbon technologies flourish. But as the pivot...

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India to account for over one-third of midstream project starts in Asia by 2025

India is likely to commission 118 midstream oil and gas projects from 2021 to 2025, accounting for 35% of the total upcoming midstream project starts ...

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