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The world of energy is at once fascinating and controversial, global and local, old and new. The Energy Institute is working to reinforce the role of evidence and expertise at the heart of the public debate about energy. Through original research, events and engagement work we gather and articulate the views of our professional membership, which spans the global energy system.

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Steve Holliday, Juliet Davenport and Aleida Rios take up positions on ever more diverse Energy Institute Council

10-07-2019

  • Former National Grid boss commits professional body to taking ‘whole sector’ approach to ‘existential challenges’ of climate change and diversity
  • Juliet Davenport HonFEI joins as a Vice President and Aleida Rios FEI joins as Chair of Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee – increasing the diversity of skills and experience around the top table

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Offshore wind health and safety performance improving

25-06-2019

Against a backdrop of growing offshore wind energy capacity, the G+ Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation’s latest report highlights a decrease in the total number of health and safety incidents among its members last year.

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Households could lose out in energy data revolution, fear UK energy professionals

20-06-2019

Professionals working across the UK energy industry have today delivered their verdict on the state of their sector in the Energy Barometer 2019, published by the Energy Institute (EI).

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Aviation fuel quality standard revised and updated by EI and JIG

23-05-2019

The global aviation fuel quality standard that helps ensure the safety of passengers on more than 100,000 flights worldwide every day has been revised and updated by the Energy Institute (EI) in conjunction with the Joint Inspection Group (JIG).

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New onshore wind group to champion workforce health and safety

30-04-2019

  • 19 onshore wind organisations have come together to establish SafetyOn
  • SafetyOn to provide transparency and champion good practice in industry’s health and safety performance

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EI News stories

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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EI Honorary Fellow recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

25-06-2019
The Rt. Hon. Professor Charles Hendry HonFEI, former MP and Minister of State for Energy, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list by receiving a Commander of the BritishEmpire (CBE) for services to UK trade and investment.Charles is former Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy to Azerbaijan...

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EI branch events – from an offshore wind farm to a gin distillery

25-06-2019
The EI’s branch network has organised some exciting visits over the past month – from a visit to the Rampion offshore wind farm off the Sussex coast to the Bombay Sapphire distillery in Hampshire.In June, the EI’s London and Home Counties Young Professionals Network (YPN) organised a boat trip to th...

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Westminster launch for Energy Barometer 2019

25-06-2019
The Energy Barometer has once again delivered vital insight into the current state and future of the energy system amid a turbulent year in UK politics. Nearly 500 members from across sectors and disciplines have made their voices heard through the signature UK report from the Energy Institute (EI)....

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Energy World and Petroleum Review news stories

UK North Sea Mariner field comes onstream

15-08-2019
Equinor (65.11%) and its partners JX Nippon (20%), Siccar Point (8.89%) and ONE-Dyas (6%) have announced first oil from the Mariner field located on the East Shetland Platform in UK block 9/11a in the northern North Sea. The field is expected to produce more than 300mn barrels of oil over the n...

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Germany to drive European LNG regasification capacity growth

14-08-2019
Germany is set to have 635bn cf of newbuild LNG regasification capacity, contributing 31% of Europe’s capacity growth by 2023, according to GlobalData.Wilhelmshaven Floating and Brunsbuttel are the two upcoming announced regasification terminals in Germany during the 2019 to 2023 period. Both are ex...

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More hydrogen refuelling sites despite recent incidents

14-08-2019
The availability of hydrogen at fuel retail sites is gathering momentum, but there was a temporary setback in June 2019 when a hydrogen refuelling station in Norway exploded, following an explosive incident in a hydrogen production, storage and refuelling plant in Santa Clara, California, at the sta...

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Peel signs UK waste plastic to hydrogen deal

13-08-2019
Peel Environmental – part of Peel L&P – has signed a collaboration agreement with Waste2Tricity and PowerHouse Energy which would see 11 waste plastic to hydrogen facilities – representing an investment of £130mn – developed across the UK. The first facility will be located at the company’s Prot...

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ExxonMobil looking to sell UK North Sea portfolio

13-08-2019
ExxonMobil is preparing to sell its UK North Sea portfolio, including its three main hubs – Penguins, Shearwater and Gannet – for some $2bn (£1.6bn), according to media reports.The oil major currently produces some 5% of the UK’s oil and gas through its joint venture with Shell.If a sale goes throug...

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