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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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What on earth is hydrogen?


  • Abundant element could be vital in response to climate emergency but support for public’s “hydrogen literacy” must keep pace, says EI President
  • New EI Guide to Hydrogen provides information on the potential benefits, challenges and user experience in the home, for transport and in industry

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Energy Institute embarks on ambitious net zero journey


  • EI sets science-based targets for GHG emission reductions of 26.2% by 2025, 47.9% by 2030 and 67.9% by 2035
  • “The EI is resolved to end its own impact on the climate”, says EI President

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Drainpipe generator scoops Energy Institute climate change award


Bright sparks from Walton High School in Stafford, UK have won the first ever Energy Institute Climate Change Award as part of the Big Bang Competition with an innovative waste water power generation device.

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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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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. In early April we will email...

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Urgent action needed on methane emissions

An enhanced 2020 work programme aimed at bearing down on fugitive methane emissions in the oil and gas sector was agreed in January by the signatories to the Methane Guiding Principles, and by supporting organisations including the EI. There is growing pressure for operators to tackle methane emissi...

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Energy World and Petroleum Review news stories

Norway’s €2.1bn CCS project gets regulatory approval

Approval has been granted by a state aid regulator for the Norwegian government to provide €2.1bn in funding for a large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.The funding, the largest ever single state award greenlit by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Surveillance Authority (ESA)...

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LPG and electricity interconnector projects underway in the UK

While the current pandemic has depressed many parts of the economy, the recent start-up of two UK energy infrastructure projects shows the energy industry continuing to develop.  First, construction of National Grid’s Viking Link infrastructure project – which will become the world’s longe...

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Inching forward on energy efficiency for UK homes and battery storage

The government has taken a couple of small steps in the last week to aid progress towards meeting its long-term net zero ambitions.First, it to relax planning legislation to make it easier to develop large-scale battery systems to store electricity generated at solar and wind farms. Ministers are in...

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UK government commits £350mn to cut heavy industry emissions and drive economic recovery

UK industry is to receive around £350mn of funding from the UK government to cut carbon emissions under new plans to step up efforts to tackle climate change and meet UK’s target to reach net zero by 2050.The investment package will help businesses to decarbonise across the heavy industry, construct...

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India’s new deepwater supply could face pressure from low spot LNG prices

India’s new deepwater gas production could be under pressure from low spot LNG prices, according to Wood Mackenzie.Deepwater is expected to drive India’s gas production growth, adding over 1bn cf/d of new supply by 2023. However, only 15%, or 200mn cf/d, of this supply has been contracted to date. W...

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