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Industry focus on health and safety unwavering as global workforce and capacity grows

30-06-2020

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?

10-06-2020

  • 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

28-05-2020

  • 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

31-03-2020

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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Update regarding the Energy Institute and Covid-19

18-03-2020

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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Register for our next EI LIVE free webinars

27-05-2020
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

27-05-2020
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

18-05-2020
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?

26-03-2020
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

9-03-2020
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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Europe’s first plant for hydrogen-based aviation fuel

13-07-2020
A consortium of energy and engineering companies known as Norsk e-Fuel is planning Europe’s first commercial plant for hydrogen-based renewable aviation fuel in Norway. The consortium is made up of renewable energy company Sunfire, carbon capture technology firm Climeworks, engineering group Paul W...

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Shell to slash up to $22bn from the value of its assets

30-06-2020
Shell is to cut up to $22bn from the value of its assets due to the COVID-19 pandemic and falling oil prices.Responding to the news, Luke Parker, Vice President, Corporate Analysis at Wood Mackenzie, says: ‘The impairment Shell has announced is about more than an accounting technicality, or an adjus...

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EBRD and EU join efforts to boost green finance

30-06-2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) are stepping up their support for green investments and climate resilience in Egypt, Morocco and the countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Geo...

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UK business and local leaders call for a Net Zero Development Bank

30-06-2020
UK100, a coalition of local leaders and businesses, is calling on the UK government to pledge £5bn toward local energy projects in the upcoming stimulus package, which they say would net a return of £100bn to support the British economy, including £40bn for energy efficiency. The pack...

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Indonesia’s LNG imports continue to rise despite economic downturn

30-06-2020
Indonesia’s LNG imports are expected to be resilient against the coronavirus-led global economic downturn, says Wood Mackenzie. The country’s 2H2020 LNG imports could hit 3.1mn tonnes, a 1.2mn tonne or 63% increase year-on-year.Despite a slow first quarter due to the post-holiday season, Indonesia’s...

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