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New CEO to take Energy Institute forward into next chapter


Dr Nick Wayth CEng MIMechE FEI has been appointed Chief Executive of the Energy Institute, the global professional body’s President Steve Holliday FREng FEI announced today.

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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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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 to make an ongoing commitment to maintaining and developing their competence under the EI’s Code of Professional Conduct. 2020 was a difficult year, a...

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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 uncertainty around job security, putting a seal on your professional expertise could be crucial.  According to our members, as well as future proofing yo...

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Latest from Generation 2050: podcasts, round tables and COP26

Young professionals from across the energy system are embarking on a year-long campaign to have their voices heard by industry and political leaders in the run-up to COP26, as part of the Energy Institute’s Generation 2050 initiative.  Building on publication of the Generation 2050 Manifesto at...

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EI AGM 2021 – Call for nominations to join EI Council

Attend our Annual General Meeting  Notice is hereby given that the 18th Annual General Meeting of the Energy Institute will be held via MS Teams on Wednesday 23 June 2021 at 5pm GMT. At this meeting, our President Steve Holliday FREng FEI will deliver his yearly report which will be followed by...

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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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Energy World and Petroleum Review news stories

Renewables triple investor returns compared to fossils since 2010

Investments in renewables have seen a 367% greater return than comparable investments in fossil fuels since 2010, finds a new study from Imperial College London and the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report looks at the performance of publicly-traded renewable energy and fossil fuel fir...

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Good Energy purchases solar power from Wales

Renewable power company Good Energy has announced an agreement to be the sole power purchaser for two new solar projects being developed by Flintshire County Council in Wales over an initial five-year period. The agreement was offered at above-market rates to provide financial security to the Counci...

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UK North Sea flaring cut by 22% in a year

Gas flaring in the UK North Sea fell by 22% in 2020 from the previous year to the lowest level of flaring on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) on Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) records. Flaring intensity, the measure of how much gas was flared per unit of oil produced, also decreased from 114 standard cu...

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UK partnership unveils renewables projects in South Africa

UK Climate Investments, a programme administered in part by BEIS, has marked the delivery of 254 MW of clean energy projects it helped to finance in South Africa following the inauguration of Kruisvallei Hydro, a 4 MW run-of-river hydropower facility in the Free State province. Macquarie’s Green Inv...

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Trash Gordon arrives in Nottingham

Two new electric bin lorries, the first off the global production line to be purpose-built electric, as opposed to retrofitted former diesel models, are to form part of Nottingham City Council’s target to be the UK’s first carbon neutral city by 2028. The vehicles were named by the Nottingham public...

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