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“Treat home energy efficiency as a national emergency”, urge UK’s energy professionals


  • Annual Energy Barometer survey ranks energy efficiency the priority response to energy crisis
  • But 70% say energy efficiency policy is not delivering; nine in ten say fuel poverty policy failing
  • And confidence in UK achieving or getting close to net zero by 2050 has fallen to just 30%

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Renewables pioneer Juliet Davenport appointed Energy Institute President


Renewable energy pioneer Juliet Davenport OBE HonFEI has today become the new President of the Energy Institute (EI).

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Students from St Paul’s Girls’ School win the Energy Institute top prize at The Big Bang Competition


Young engineers from St Paul’s Girls’ School in Hammersmith, London, and their novel solar blinds concept – SolUp – have won this year’s Energy Institute Climate Change Special Award at The Big Bang Competition.

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Number of incidents remains low despite record global offshore wind activity


2021 was a record year for offshore wind development, construction and operational activities, according to new data published today by G+, the Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation.

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UK onshore wind safety steadfast as sector expands


Against a backdrop of increased hours worked, the UK onshore wind sector saw a decrease in lost work day incidents in 2021, according to new data published today by SafetyOn.

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EI News stories

New Fellowship route recognises the best in energy

The Energy Institute launches its new route to Fellowship this month – the aim, to recognise the people who make a real difference in energy. The move...

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“Stellar” International Energy Week 2022

The implications of COP26 for the energy sector’s transition to net zero, and fresh concerns about energy security sparked by the Ukraine crisis, were...

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Energy in Conversation Season 2 continues with ‘the silent tsunami’

This season on the EI’s podcast, it’s all about the future. Every episode discusses a different perspective on the possible future of the industry, an...

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EI gears up for COP26

With just two months to go until the world’s governments gather for the COP26 global climate talks in Glasgow, the EI has a busy autumn of related act...

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New CEO to take Energy Institute forward into next chapter

Dr Nick Wayth CEng MIMechE FEI has spoken of his excitement and the sense of honour and responsibility he feels about becoming Chief Executive of the ...

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New Energy World news stories

UK energy reduction scheme creates 108 MW of grid flexibility in first test session

Over 200,000 customers opted into the initiative’s first test session, which was conducted between 5–6 pm on 15 November. According to the results, th...

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Mexico’s second largest solar plant commissioned

The plant, located in the state of Campeche, has a capacity of 300 MW and will supply the state-owned utility Federal Electric Commission (CFE) with c...

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Europe’s biggest battery energy storage system now online

Developed by Harmony Energy and employing a Tesla two-hour Megapack system, the Pillswood project, near Hull, can store enough electricity to power ar...

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UK government launches £1bn home insulation grant scheme

Under the plans, the new ECO+ scheme extends funding to those who do not currently benefit from any other government support to upgrade their homes wi...

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New UK oil and gas decommissioning cost efficiency target

The North Sea industry has made great strides cutting the overall cost estimate for decommissioning by 25%, or £15bn, since the start of 2017, but it ...

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