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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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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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EI collaborates with global energy companies to create workforce health and safety tool

29-08-2019

Incident lessons and safety insights from leading oil and gas companies are being made freely available to frontline workers through Toolbox, an innovative new web-based app to be demonstrated by the Energy Institute (EI) at next week’s Offshore Europe 2019.

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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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EI News stories

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

Further expenditure for France’s Flamanville nuclear plant

22-10-2019
French state-controlled utility EDF has had to further increase spending on its long-delayed Flamanville-3 nuclear power station because of the need to repair faulty welds.According to a statement from the company, the cost of the project has been revised upward by €1.5bn – bringing its total price ...

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Google in largest ever corporate clean energy buy

22-10-2019
As part of its sustainability efforts, the tech giant Google has announced what it calls the biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy in history.The investment, a package of agreements and 18 energy deals totalling 1.6 GW, will increase the company’s global wind and solar energy portfolio by m...

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Utility regulators ‘need new powers if UK is to tackle climate change’

17-10-2019
The UK will fail to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 if its regulators – including energy regulator Ofgem – are not given new powers to ensure utility companies invest in sustainable infrastructure. So says a new report: Strategic investment and public confidence published by the...

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Volvo Cars to radically reduce carbon emissions

16-10-2019
Volvo Cars is targeting a 40% reduction in the lifecycle carbon footprint of each car it makes by 2025, in a bid to become a climate neutral company by 2040.A string of measures will be used to reach its 2025 target, including generating 50% of global sales from fully electric cars, which would resu...

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Norwegian Barents Sea requires continued exploration to sustain long-term growth

16-10-2019
Sustained exploration activity in the Barents Sea basin is vital to unlock the larger discoveries needed to warrant investment despite a recently poor run of drilling results, according to GlobalData. The company’s latest research reveals that no discoveries larger than 100mn boe have been discovere...

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