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Latest news and other content from the EI

The world of energy is at once fascinating and controversial, global and local, old and new. The Energy Institute is working to reinforce the role of evidence and expertise at the heart of the public debate about energy. Through original research, events and engagement work we gather and articulate the views of our professional membership, which spans the global energy system.

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EI collaborates with global energy companies to create workforce health and safety tool

29-08-2019

Incident lessons and safety insights from leading oil and gas companies are being made freely available to frontline workers through Toolbox, an innovative new web-based app to be demonstrated by the Energy Institute (EI) at next week’s Offshore Europe 2019.

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Steve Holliday, Juliet Davenport and Aleida Rios take up positions on ever more diverse Energy Institute Council

10-07-2019

  • Former National Grid boss commits professional body to taking ‘whole sector’ approach to ‘existential challenges’ of climate change and diversity
  • Juliet Davenport HonFEI joins as a Vice President and Aleida Rios FEI joins as Chair of Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee – increasing the diversity of skills and experience around the top table

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Offshore wind health and safety performance improving

25-06-2019

Against a backdrop of growing offshore wind energy capacity, the G+ Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation’s latest report highlights a decrease in the total number of health and safety incidents among its members last year.

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Households could lose out in energy data revolution, fear UK energy professionals

20-06-2019

Professionals working across the UK energy industry have today delivered their verdict on the state of their sector in the Energy Barometer 2019, published by the Energy Institute (EI).

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Aviation fuel quality standard revised and updated by EI and JIG

23-05-2019

The global aviation fuel quality standard that helps ensure the safety of passengers on more than 100,000 flights worldwide every day has been revised and updated by the Energy Institute (EI) in conjunction with the Joint Inspection Group (JIG).

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EI News stories

Select Committee backs EI call for government action on net-zero

28-08-2019
The EI’s contribution to the policy debate about meeting the UK’s new 2050 net-zero target was brought to the fore twice during August, with the publications of policy recommendations from the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee and the new National Engineering Policy Centre.&nb...

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Not all superheroes wear capes - Joanna Tomlinson MEI

23-08-2019
Joanna Tomlinson was not always destined to be an energy superhero. Having studied Building Surveying, she worked as a Surveyor for several years. Yet she always had a keen interest in climate change, solidified by her role as the green champion in her department. By 2009, the call to arms of growin...

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A helping hand when it’s needed

20-08-2019
Health, job security, money matters – life can be full of challenges, and sometimes it can be hard to know where to turn. From 1 September EI members will be able to access a new confidential advice service providing practical information, support and counselling on a wide range of personal, legal a...

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Scottish Energy Minister joins YPN debate on Scotland’s energy future

22-07-2019
The competing interests of Maximising Economic Recovery (MER) of North Sea oil and gas and the binding decarbonisation goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement were under the spotlight at an event held in June by the EI’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) in Aberdeen.The Scottish Government’s Minist...

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‘We must engineer the future energy system’: Prof Sir Jim McDonald delivers flagship lecture

22-07-2019
Accelerating the energy transition will require ‘collaboration, vision, courage and boldness of purpose’, argued Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FEI, the recipient of the EI’s prestigious Melchett Award. Instituted in 1930 and given in the name of one of the EI’s past Presidents – the Rt Hon Sir Al...

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Energy World and Petroleum Review news stories

US launches major hydrogen funding project

13-09-2019
The US government has started funding projects designed to create a commercial-scale hydrogen energy sector, with the federal Department of Energy announcing $40mn in spending designed to lower production costs. These 29 grants will be made during the 2019/2020 financial year, promoting affordable a...

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Energy transition is accelerating across countries worldwide

11-09-2019
The energy transition is accelerating across countries worldwide, according to the 2019 World Energy Trilemma Index.Created by the World Energy Council, in partnership with global consultancy Oliver Wyman, the index provides an objective rating of national energy policy and performance relating to e...

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Ofgem publishes report into recent UK power cuts

10-09-2019
Ofgem has published the National Grid Electricity System Operator’s technical report into the recent UK power cuts of 9 August 2019.The technical report will form evidence as part of Ofgem’s formal investigation into the power cuts and the actions of National Grid Electricity System Operat...

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UK hydrogen economy a step closer

10-09-2019
The HyNet project has been awarded £0.8mn by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to undertake further feasibility work in relation to hydrogen supply and use by industry.The project provides hydrogen distribution and carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) inf...

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BP deploys continuous methane measurement for new major oil and gas projects

10-09-2019
BP has unveiled plans to deploy continuous measurement of methane emissions in its future BP-operated oil and gas processing projects.Continuous measurement, including instruments such as gas cloud imaging (GCI), will be rolled out to all new major projects worldwide. The technology has also been te...

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