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Incoming BP chief confirmed for IP Week 2020 in crossroads year for climate change agenda

05-12-2019

  • New BP Group Chief Executive Bernard Looney confirms early speaking engagement will be IP Week Dinner
  • Industry leaders will be joined by speakers from environmental NGOs and others to help define the sector’s role in delivering a low carbon future

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Middle East HSE and Sustainability Week returns to Dubai

21-11-2019

Safe and responsible industry operations will be the focus of a three-day conference being run by the Energy Institute, in partnership with ENOC, in Dubai next month.

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Women scoop EI Awards for achievement in geothermal energy and energy data revolution

08-11-2019

The achievements of two leading energy professionals in the fields of geothermal energy and energy data were recognised last night at the gala ceremony of the 20th Energy Institute (EI) Awards in London.

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New caisson and FPSO asset integrity guidance published at Aberdeen conference

02-10-2019

Two new technical good practice publications for the offshore oil and gas sector have been published by the Energy Institute, coinciding with its Asset Integrity Management 2019 conference in Aberdeen today.

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EI fuel filtration Handbook helps to ensure continued efficiency of aircraft operations

17-09-2019

The operability of over 120,000 daily flights is supported by new guidance published today by the Energy Institute (EI).

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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

Global carbon emissions creep to record high in 2019

11-12-2019
Increase in greenhouse gas emissions means the world looks likely to overshoot Paris Agreement target – even with declines in coal use.Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are believed to have risen – albeit modestly – for the third year in a row, according to newly-issued estimates from the Glo...

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Saudi Aramco IPO sets new records but raises questions for businesses in Saudi Arabia

9-12-2019
Saudi Arabia’s national oil company Saudi Aramco recently completed its initial public offering (IPO) of 3bn shares, raising $25.6bn.Commenting on the news, Richard Thompson, Editorial Director at GlobalData, says: ‘Aramco’s IPO has several important objectives for the company and for Saudi Arabia. ...

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Heat source beneath UK streets

29-11-2019
Natural water in the ground below us could be used as a low carbon heat source in many UK towns and cities, says new research from the British Geological Survey (BGS). The public research body is now calling for more research to understand how geothermal technologies could be scaled up across the UK...

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Decarbonising the UK gas network ‘essential to meet net zero emissions’

27-11-2019
Decarbonising the existing gas network will be a critical component in plans for the UK to meet its net zero targets, with decarbonisation of the heating sector being one of the most challenging issues. So concludes a new report, Pathways to Net Zero prepared by Navigant for the Energy Net...

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Biomethane plant supplies West Yorkshire with gas and power

26-11-2019
With a construction time of just six months, the biomethane plant supplied by Germany’s WELTEC BIOPOWER to Lanes Farm Energy near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, has begun operation. The anaerobic digestion plant delivered the first biomethane of the required quality to the UK gas distribution netw...

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