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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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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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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

China pledges carbon neutrality by 2060

Speaking to the UN General Assembly in New York via video link on 22 September, China’s President Xi Jinping announced that the country is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2060.Commenting on the news, WoodMackenzie Research Director Alex Whitworth says: ‘With this announcement, the world’s largest car...

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Energy transition could push oil majors to sell or swap oil and gas assets of more than $100bn

The global energy market is on the brink of a major transition to cleaner sources of energy. To adjust and transform, the world’s largest oil and gas firms are revising their long-term oil price and demand outlook and need to streamline their portfolios significantly to improve cash flow, cost effic...

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EV batteries made from deepsea rocks could dramatically reduce carbon

A new peer-reviewed study commissioned by DeepGreen suggests that making electric vehicle (EV) batteries from deepsea polymetallic nodules could reduce the carbon footprint by 90% compared to conventionally mined land ores.Polymetallic nodules from the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ) of the Pacific Oc...

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Georgia joins the race to produce green hydrogen

Georgia, in the Caucasus mountains between Russia and Central Asia, has terrain that brings plentiful supplies of fast-flowing mountain water, which allows it to produce cheap, clean, abundant hydropower, making up 75–80% of its domestic energy mix. However, the Georgian government, realising t...

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Airbus unveils new zero emission concept aircraft

Airbus has revealed three concepts for what it claims will be the world’s first zero emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035. The concepts each represent a different approach to achieving zero emission flight, exploring various technology pathways and aerodynamic configuration...

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