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Equinor safety head takes helm of offshore wind health & safety body

15-01-2020

The G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation has today announced Tove Lunde as its new Chair.

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Incoming BP chief confirmed for IP Week 2020 in crossroads year for climate change agenda

05-12-2019

  • New BP Group Chief Executive Bernard Looney confirms early speaking engagement will be IP Week Dinner
  • Industry leaders will be joined by speakers from environmental NGOs and others to help define the sector’s role in delivering a low carbon future

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Middle East HSE and Sustainability Week returns to Dubai

21-11-2019

Safe and responsible industry operations will be the focus of a three-day conference being run by the Energy Institute, in partnership with ENOC, in Dubai next month.

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Women scoop EI Awards for achievement in geothermal energy and energy data revolution

08-11-2019

The achievements of two leading energy professionals in the fields of geothermal energy and energy data were recognised last night at the gala ceremony of the 20th Energy Institute (EI) Awards in London.

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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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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

Action needed in all sectors to reach the UK net zero target

14-01-2020
The UK will need to achieve a reduction in carbon intensity of 9.7% per year to meet its commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050, according to PwC’s latest Low Carbon Economy Index. And, while the UK still leads the G20 in having the most rapid decarbonisation rate since 2000, at 3.7%, t...

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E.ON and RWE complete renewable power supply deal

11-01-2020
E.ON and RWE Renewables have announced an agreement for the former to purchase the output of more than 20 British wind farms operated by the latter, to support E.ON’s commitment to provide 100% renewable power for its UK customers. The agreement will last for two-and-a-half years. With this pow...

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New ambitious actions needed for a net zero Scotland – CCC

9-01-2020
Scotland needs to boost its efforts to cut carbon emissions, with decisive action to strengthen climate change policy in all parts of the economy, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), particularly as the country is to host COP26 towards the end of this year.Scotland already has a worl...

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Grain LNG sets record for gas send-out

8-01-2020
National Grid Grain LNG, Europe’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, exported the highest ever amount of gas in a single day into the UK network on 13 November last year. The terminal, situated on the Isle of Grain in the Thames estuary, exported 698 GWh of gas, beating its previous ...

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Oil prices rise following Iran missile strikes

8-01-2020
Oil prices rose on Wed 8 January 2020 after Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at two airbases housing US and coalition troops at Irbil and Al Asad, west of Baghdad, Iraq. Casualties and the level of damage were unclear at the time of writing. The attacks came just hours after the burial of ...

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