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G+ and HeliOffshore collaborate on new helicopter recommended practice for wind farm operations


With helicopter use growing in the offshore wind industry, the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation and HeliOffshore have today unveiled new recommended practice for safe helicopter operations

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‘Decade of delivery’ centre stage at virtual IP Week 2021


  • Oil and gas CEOs and leading figures from across energy and climate change convene in critical year of COP26.

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Health and safety expertise harnessed for burgeoning US market


Against a backdrop of worldwide expansion in the offshore wind sector, the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+), based at the Energy Institute, has this week announced the formation of a new group for the United States.

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EI Awards 2020 recognise energy sector’s ‘indispensable contribution’


The annual ceremony of the hotly-contested EI Awards 2020 took place today, with the most innovative people and projects across the global energy sector feted by both the President of the Energy Institute (EI) and UK Energy Minister.

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Manifesto - 1,000 young energy voices speak up on climate threat and energy poverty


  • ‘Generation 2050 Manifesto’ says a 2C climate limit and universal access are off target, and calls for urgent action from political and industry leaders
  • Findings expose ‘do-or-die conundrum’ facing energy companies in search of talent

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Costain Carbon Manager scoops Energy and Carbon Leader award

Determined efforts in the hard-to-decarbonise field of construction have been recognised by Energy Institute (EI) in awarding the prestigious Energy and Carbon Leader of the Year Award to Lara Young, Group Carbon Manager at Costain. Facing tough competition, the judges said they were ‘blown away by ...

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Institute to bid fond farewell to longstanding CEO

After more than two decades as Chief Executive of the Energy Institute and its precursor bodies, Louise Kingham OBE FEI has announced she will be leaving the organisation in April to take up a new position with BP. Informing staff of the news, Kingham said, ‘This is an incredibly exciting time for t...

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Virtual IP Week 2021 attracts big name speakers

BP Chief Executive Bernard Looney FREng FEI and incoming Equinor Chief Executive Anders Opedal are among the first big name speakers to be confirmed for IP Week 2021, at which the Energy Institute (EI) will bring oil and gas industry leaders and influencers together virtually for the first time.‘Fro...

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EI in Westminster and Whitehall

Supporting the quality of energy policymaking is a central part of the EI’s social purpose and, in the UK, September saw external engagement by EI Fellows with policymakers in both Parliament and the civil service. At a special meeting of the Parliamentary Group on Energy Studies entitled ‘Success a...

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Register for our next EI LIVE free webinars

The growing programme of free webinars provided by the EI and its network is proving popular with members who want to stay connected and expand their knowledge during the lockdown. With face-to-face meetings and conferences off the agenda for the time being, the EI LIVE series provides access to exp...

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Energy World and Petroleum Review news stories

Ford promises to go ‘all electric’ in Europe by 2030

Automobile manufacturer Ford has pledged to exclusively sell electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe by 2030 in a decisive move away from internal combustion engine technologies. By mid-2026, the company says that all of its passenger vehicle range in Europe would be ‘zero-emissions capable, all-elec...

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Rolling blackouts hit Texas as cold snap bites

Mass power outages rocked Texas in mid-February, after a winter storm brought days of snow and Arctic temperatures to the state. As of 17 February, more than 3mn Texan homes and businesses were without power following a spike in energy demand and a reduction in available capacity.Texas Governor Greg...

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IEA – India has the opportunity to build a ‘new energy future’

India is set to see the largest increase in energy demand of any country over the next 20 years, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), India Energy Outlook 2021. However, avoiding the kind of carbon-intensive path previously followed by other industrialising nati...

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Wylfa project comes to a halt; Hinkley C delayed

Hitachi has announced the winding-up of Horizon Nuclear Power, its vehicle created to develop a new nuclear power station at Wylfa Newydd in Anglesey. The company first announced suspension of the project in January 2019, but relented while it negotiated with potential new developers. It now says th...

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G20 countries ‘fail to make the grade’ on Paris promises – BNEF

The world’s largest economies are still failing to meet the targets set at the COP21 conference in Paris nearly six years ago, according to new research from BloombergNEF (BNEF). This analysis comes some eight months ahead of the COP26 meeting in Glasgow, where governments are meant to up their carb...

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