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Latest news and other content from the EI

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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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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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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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

China’s e-bus fleet to surpass 1mn mark by 2023

16-09-2019
Fuelled by public policy and declining battery costs, global electric bus adoption is set to triple by 2025. The Chinese market – the most promising in this sector – will surpass the 1mn e-bus mark by 2023 and reach 1.3mn by 2025, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie.China dominates the hea...

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Energy transition likely to miss Paris Agreement 1.5oC goal

16-09-2019
The latest Energy Transition Outlook by DNV-GL forecasts that current measures will not be fast enough to meet the Paris Agreement goal and could reach 2.5oC by the end of the century. However, at the report launch, Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV-GL maintained: ‘The technology is avail...

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Oil prices surge after attacks halve Saudi oil production

16-09-2019
Oil prices rose some 20% after an attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil processing plant and the Khurais oil field on 14 September led to a 50% reduction in the country’s oil production.Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen were initially reported to be the source of the drone attacks on the two Saudi A...

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US launches major hydrogen funding project

13-09-2019
The US government has started funding projects designed to create a commercial-scale hydrogen energy sector, with the federal Department of Energy announcing $40mn in spending designed to lower production costs. These 29 grants will be made during the 2019/2020 financial year, promoting affordable a...

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Energy transition is accelerating across countries worldwide

11-09-2019
The energy transition is accelerating across countries worldwide, according to the 2019 World Energy Trilemma Index.Created by the World Energy Council, in partnership with global consultancy Oliver Wyman, the index provides an objective rating of national energy policy and performance relating to e...

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