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Health and safety expertise harnessed for burgeoning US market


Against a backdrop of worldwide expansion in the offshore wind sector, the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+), based at the Energy Institute, has this week announced the formation of a new group for the United States.

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EI Awards 2020 recognise energy sector’s ‘indispensable contribution’


The annual ceremony of the hotly-contested EI Awards 2020 took place today, with the most innovative people and projects across the global energy sector feted by both the President of the Energy Institute (EI) and UK Energy Minister.

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Manifesto - 1,000 young energy voices speak up on climate threat and energy poverty


  • ‘Generation 2050 Manifesto’ says a 2C climate limit and universal access are off target, and calls for urgent action from political and industry leaders
  • Findings expose ‘do-or-die conundrum’ facing energy companies in search of talent

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Industry heads join speaker line-up for virtual IP Week 2021


  • Heads of BP, ConocoPhillips, Equinor and Total confirmed as speakers
  • IP Week 2021 to go virtual, with live and on-demand content available to delegates

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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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Virtual IP Week 2021 attracts big name speakers

BP Chief Executive Bernard Looney FREng FEI and incoming Equinor Chief Executive Anders Opedal are among the first big name speakers to be confirmed for IP Week 2021, at which the Energy Institute (EI) will bring oil and gas industry leaders and influencers together virtually for the first time.‘Fro...

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EI in Westminster and Whitehall

Supporting the quality of energy policymaking is a central part of the EI’s social purpose and, in the UK, September saw external engagement by EI Fellows with policymakers in both Parliament and the civil service. At a special meeting of the Parliamentary Group on Energy Studies entitled ‘Success a...

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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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Energy World and Petroleum Review news stories

US rejoins Paris Agreement and cancels Keystone XL pipeline

Joe Biden wasted no time after his inauguration as US President, reversing a number of former President Trump policies and signing an executive order to begin the 30-day process of rejoining the 2015 Paris Agreement.Biden has pledged to make the fight against climate change a top priority of his adm...

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Ørsted takes FID on first renewable hydrogen project

Ørsted has taken its final investment decision (FID) on the Danish demonstration project H2RES, which will use offshore wind energy to produce renewable hydrogen. The project is expected to produce its first hydrogen in late 2021 and will be Ørsted's first renewable hydrogen project.The H2RES projec...

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Eni enters UK offshore wind market

Eni has entered the UK offshore wind market for electricity production by acquiring a 20% stake in the Dogger Bank (A and B) 2.4 GW project from Equinor and SSE Renewables.The project involves the installation of 190 state-of-the-art wind turbines situated approximately 80 miles from the UK coast. E...

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Pandemic hastens global shale industry M&A trend

Global shale production has taken a drastic hit in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with shale oil output expected to drop by 11.7% year-on-year and shale gas production by 4.5%, according to projections by GlobalData.The US led the global shale industry in 2019 – with over 98% share in shale oil ...

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Denmark to end offshore oil and gas E&P by 2050

The Danish government has announced that it plans to end all oil and gas exploration and production in the Danish sector of the North Sea by 2050 and is to cancel its latest licensing round.Denmark announced ambitious climate targets last year, aiming to reduce emissions by 70% by 2030 and achieving...

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