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Renewable power accounts for nearly 8% of global electricity generation

Renewable energy is derived from resources that are not exhaustible, and its overall production and use usually generates minimal greenhouse gases. In light of the current greenhouse gas-driven warming of the climate and the associated impacts and risks, a global transition to low carbon energy is underway with renewable energy at the forefront. You can find further information below about the technologies, costs and current developments within each of the seven major types of renewables:

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EY deems China ‘most attractive’ country for renewable investments

China and the US remain the most attractive countries, but less-developed markets are catching up. China has retained the top spot in EY’s latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI), which ranks 40 nations on the appeal of their renewable energy investment and deployment oppor...

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Power market mechanisms will need to adapt to renewables growth

Electricity generated from renewable sources may far exceed demand in future summers, despite the expected growth in electricity needed to charge electric vehicles and for space heating, leading to power prices crashing in the warmer months. So suggests new analysis from Aurora Energy Res...

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CCA at 10 - 'The renewable pioneer' - Views from Juliet Davenport OBE HonFEI

To coincide with the tenth anniversary of the Climate Change Act receiving Royal Assent in the UK in November 2008, the Energy Institute convened a ‘virtual panel’ of ten figures who were in leading positions at the time - six of them now Fellows of the EI - to reflect on how it came to pass, what i...

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Biggest renewables growth to 2023 will come from bioenergy – IEA

You may think that recent and future growth in renewables is all about solar and wind but, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest report, bioenergy provided half of all renewable energy use in 2017 and will be the biggest growth area for renewables between 2018 and 2023.What t...

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Offshore gas and renewables could partner in power generation

An innovative partnership between gas platforms and windfarms could see more power generated – maximising both gas production and renewable electricity generation offshore, according to a report from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).The concept of gas-to-wire (GTW) involves using the gas produced fro...

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Events and training

What to look out for in the energy sector in 2019 - Energy Institute Singapore branch event

I am pleased to announce that we will be kicking off the year with our first networking session entitled “What to look out for in the energy sector during 2019”.

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The Great Global Energy Transition: Report from the Front Lines

The London & Home Counties branch of the EI YPN is kicking off 2019 with one of the UK’s eminent voices in energy. Jeremy Leggett will be joining us to talk on the view from the front lines of the great global energy transition. 

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Future-proofing your Career: Role of IOCs in the Energy Transition

The industry is in a state of flux. So what role can oil and gas play in the future of energy supply in a wider energy mix, and in developing the careers of young energy professionals?

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L1: Certificate in Energy Management Essentials - March 2019

About: This introductory 5 day classroom course provides a comprehensive, practical overview of the fundamentals of energy management, equipping participants with all the essential knowledge and skills they need to save energy, reduce operational costs and carbon emissions, comply with legislat...

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Energy Efficiency 2019

Discover the latest technologies and innovations around saving energy, reducing carbon emissions, lowering operational costs and complying with legislation.

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Technical guidance publications

G+ Safe by Design workshop report: WTG access and egress

This publication is available to download for free for registered users.The latest G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+) Safe by Design workshop focused on the issues associated with access and egress throughout a WTG and substructure (transfer from vessel/helicopter was not in...

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G+ 2017 incident data report

Free to download for registered users. For more information on the G+ visit www.gplusoffshorewind.comThe G+ is committed to providing the industry with information that will improve health and safety performance. Since the formation of the G+, members have been providing HSE information and statisti...

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Offshore wind leaders event report: Aims, action and industry commitment

Free to download for registered users. For more information on the G+ visit www.gplusoffshorewind.comThe G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation together with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) hosted a review workshop at the HSE headquarters at Redgrave Court in Bootle on 26 ...

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G+ Safe by design workshop report: WTG access to the transition piece (below airtight deck)

Free to download for registered users. For more information on the G+ visit www.gplusoffshorewind.comThis report presents the findings from the latest G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+) Safe by Design workshop, which focused on the issues associated with access below th...

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Fuels for gas turbine engines

Published by Landfall Press; Author: Eric Goodger. Since its emergence during WW2 as a viable alternative to the piston engine,the gas turbine engine has enjoyed a period of rapid development, becoming ubiquitous in the fields of both propulsive thrust and power generation. The related fuels ha...

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