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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


  • 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


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


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


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


  • 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 Honorary Fellow recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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

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

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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Offshore wind health and safety performance improving

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.The 2018 Incident Data Report found that high potential incidents – de...

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Energy Barometer 2019 - coming soon

The results of the EI’s annual ‘state of the nation’ survey of its UK membership will be published later in June, providing insight into the views of energy experts on salient topics.The 2019 Energy Barometer is the fifth in a series of publications designed to enhance the role of energy professiona...

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Energy World and Petroleum Review news stories

First production from Trestakk

The Trestakk subsea field on Haltenbanken in the Norwegian Sea has has produced first oil. Tied back to the Åsgard A floating production vessel, the field has estimated recoverable resources of 76mn barrels of oil. Field production started on time, below budget and without any serious incidents, acc...

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Ukraine handed keys to Chernobyl’s ‘new safe confinement’ building

The keys for the ‘new safe confinement’ structure erected at the site of the former Chernobyl nuclear power station were symbolically presented to Ukrainian authorities on 10 July.The event marked completion of the latest effort to secure the facility’s fourth reactor, which was destroyed in the 198...

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EIA expects US energy-related CO2 emissions to fall in 2019

After a 2.7% increase in US energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018, The US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) July 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts a 2.2% decrease in CO2 emissions for 2019.Nearly all of the forecast decrease is due to fewer emissions from c...

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EBRD letters of credit to Naftogaz to help European majors diversify Ukraine gas supply

The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) is planning to offer letters of credit of €60mn to Ukraine’s gas major Naftogaz, helping it buy gas for the upcoming winter season through private facilities with reputable traders, without drawing on sovereign guarantees, writes Keith Nu...

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Energy traders could benefit from new EU-Mercosur trade deal

European Union (EU) importers of liquid fuels should benefit from a trade deal struck between the EU and the Mercosur bloc of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, writes Keith Nuthall. The agreement will phase out all EU duties charged on industrial goods over 10 years. In return, the Mercosur c...

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