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Update regarding the Energy Institute and Covid-19


In light of developments in relation to Covid-19 and efforts around the world to control its spread, I am writing to you as a member of the Energy Institute to provide an update on how our work is impacted.

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New health and safety materials published at G+ Forum


The G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), has published a manual handling and ergonomics case study, as well as launching translated version of the small service vessels guidance and DROPS reliable securing booklet in German, French and Mandarin.

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IP Week 2020: Climate change and access to energy - where are we on the journey to 2030


IP Week 2020 Welcome Speech - Steve Holliday FREng FEI, Energy Institute President

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Climate emergency and industry capability at heart of IP Week 2020


The oil and gas industry’s engineering capability, financial weight and ability to deliver globally at scale could be critical in tackling the climate emergency, EI President Steve Holliday FREng FEI said today.

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Equinor safety head takes helm of offshore wind health & safety body


The G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation has today announced Tove Lunde as its new Chair.

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EI News stories

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

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

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

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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Energy World and Petroleum Review news stories

International governments postpone renewable project auctions due to COVID-19

Governments, from Ireland to Portugal, have postponed upcoming renewable energy licensing auctions amid the global coronavirus crisis. The Irish government has postponed the opening round of the country’s first ever renewables auction, the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), pushing th...

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Energy and chemicals companies pivot manufacturing to support COVID-19 relief efforts

Around the world, companies in the energy sector are using their skills, materials and knowledge to help combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.This follows an unprecedented call to action from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Chamber for Commerce (ICC), which said in a...

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BP cuts capital spending plans due to COVID-19

BP has announced that it is to reduce its capital spending plans by 25% – with a new forecast of $12bn – as part of cost reductions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the low oil price. However, it stressed that no BP employees would be laid off during the next three months as a result of the ...

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COP26 postponed due to COVID-19

The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. The decision was taken by representatives of the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), with the UK and its Italian partners.Dates for a...

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Industry films address offshore travel concerns

OGUK and Step Change in Safety, the UK oil and gas industry’s recognised safety organisation, have co-produced a series of films to address the concerns of thousands of workers travelling offshore during the coronavirus pandemic.There are currently two films available to view with the first co-prese...

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