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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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Industry heads join speaker line-up for virtual IP Week 2021


  • Heads of BP, ConocoPhillips, Equinor and Total confirmed as speakers
  • IP Week 2021 to go virtual, with live and on-demand content available to delegates

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Innovative solutions found for offshore wind workforce during pandemic


As the offshore wind sector adjusts to working with increased physical separation during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, G+ Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation, in partnership with ORE Catapult, KTN and the Workboat Association, has recognised five organisations for initiatives to improve operational safety.

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4 in 5 UK energy professionals urge resilient green recovery


  • Energy Barometer 2020 survey finds 4 in 5 want stimulus channelled into green industries and jobs, and support for polluting sectors made contingent on climate action
  • Almost 90% say UK is currently off track for net zero by 2050; more than half say we’re even off track for 2030 interim target without urgent policy action
  • A jobs-rich, energy-efficient retrofit of UK housing is identified as the number one route to both recovery AND net zero.

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Industry focus on health and safety unwavering as global workforce and capacity grows


As installed offshore wind capacity increases around the world, and the global workforce grows, industry health and safety body G+ highlights the need for continuous monitoring of operations in offshore environments in its latest report.

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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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EI President joins net zero engineering advisory group

A new group established to provide expert engineering advice to the UK government on meeting its goal of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 has outlined its planned work programme. Part of the National Engineering Policy Centre, and led by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Energy...

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EI technical teams working with industry to keep workforce and assets safe

The EI’s role in bringing together expertise to tackle shared challenges is proving invaluable in responding to the needs of the energy industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. With air travel severely impacted – some 18,000 aircraft, two-thirds of the commercial fleet, are parked up – EI technical co...

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Energy World and Petroleum Review news stories

Equinor partners with Panasonic and Hydro to explore European battery business potential

Equinor is to form a strategic partnership with technology company Panasonic and industrial group Hydro to explore possibilities for establishing a sustainable and cost-competitive European battery business.The companies will assess the market for lithium-ion batteries in Europe and develop the busi...

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Shell and Ocean Infinity collaborate to provide uncrewed seep hunting ability

Shell and offshore robotic ship operator Ocean Infinity have signed a joint development agreement to execute multi-client hydrocarbon seep hunting projects.Ocean Infinity’s Armada fleet of robotic ships, which is due to become operational next year, is equipped with autonomous underwater vehicles (A...

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Increasing capacity on Johan Sverdrup

Equinor is planning to increase the Johan Sverdrup field’s daily production capacity to around 500,000 b/d of oil by the end of the year – around 60,000 barrels more than the original basis when the field came onstream.Phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup field development is on schedule, and production st...

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First carbon credits for Eni

Eni has achieved its first carbon credits for offsetting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions equivalent to 1.5mn tonnes of CO2 through the enhancement of forest conservation projects in Africa.The credits have been generated by the REDD+ Luangwa Community Forest Project (LCFP), based in the Republic of Z...

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UK Prime Minister launches 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched an ambitious plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, which promises to create 250,000 jobs. Though some question whether the planned £12bn of government investment goes nearly far enough, despite the expectation that it will spur three times as much private s...

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