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  • The three S approach to uncertainty

    The three S approach to uncertainty

    Life seems to be getting more and more uncertain. We are being warned about a Brexit rollercoaster and the oil price, at least in percentage terms, seems to be doing a good impersonation of an elevator; up one minute, down the next. All this ...

    Ian Marchant

  • Moving energy management forward

    Moving energy management forward

    Energy efficiency is increasingly valued at all scales. ESOS has brought awareness, and possibly action, to large organisations. SMEs are increasingly aware of the benefits, from both a cost perspective and a reputational one of managing energy to ...

    Joanne Wade

  • Small is beautiful

    Small is beautiful

    The book Small is Beautiful by economist E F Schumacher was originally published at the time of the 1973 oil crisis. To quote Wikipedia “It is often used to champion small, appropriate technologies that are believed to empower people ...

    Ian Marchant

  • Climate Action in the US

    Climate Action in the US

    I had the good fortune to be invited to the Climate Action 2016 Summit in Washington DC in early May. This was a truly stellar event hosted by the UN Secretary General, the World Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation and the World Business Council for ...

    Jim Skea

  • Electricity: are we at the tipping point?

    Electricity: are we at the tipping point?

    On Wednesday 9 March, Durham Alumni and former Energy Institute (EI) President, Ian Marchant delivered a thoroughly engaging speech on the future of electricity. Co-hosted by Durham Energy Institute (DEI) and the EI, the event was very well attended ...

  • Renewable energy: an uncomfortable position

    Renewable energy: an uncomfortable position

    I have been looking at how the UK is doing against its EU renewable energy targets. These set us a target of having 15% of all energy from renewable sources by 2020. The government would have us believe that all is well. It’s most recent ...

    Ian Marchant

  • We don’t want energy storage

    We don’t want energy storage

    Claiming that we don’t want energy storage seems like a provocative thing to say. For example, the Energy Institute (EI)’s 2015 Energy Barometer report, a survey of professionals in the energy industry, rated storage as the area most in ...

    Ian Marchant

  • Minding the gap in the energy industry

    Minding the gap in the energy industry

    The energy industry is currently facing a large skills gap, caused in particular by an ageing workforce and limited investment in training and development. Energy Institute members have highlighted the supply of skilled workers as one of the biggest ...

  • G9 Safe by Design workshop report: Marine transfer/access systems

    G9 Safe by Design workshop report: Marine transfer/access systems

    This workshop report draws upon outputs from the first G9 Safe by Design workshop held in September 2014. The workshop explored a number of key topics associated with the transfer of personnel from a crew transfer vessel to a transition piece ...

  • Energy audits: Europe-wide businesses face more than just ESOS

    Energy audits: Europe-wide businesses face more than just ESOS

    The UK is one of the countries ahead of the game in transposing Article 8 of the European Energy Efficiency Directive into concrete policy – in the form of ESOS. But companies that have operations across the continent will struggle to know how ...

    Marc Height;Dan Hubbard

  • Future energy challenges

    Future energy challenges

    Strategies for the changing oil and gas landscape was the overall theme of discussion at this year’s IP Week, held in London last month. It seems the chance to network, discuss ideas, share experiences and shape the direction for the oil and ...

    Editor: Kim Jackson

  • Cetane Number and Cetane Index

    Cetane Number and Cetane Index

    This article summarises the findings of an Energy Institute (EI) sponsored Technical Development Project carried out by Cliff Lilley Consultancy, and outlines a review of the suitability of the current cetane index equation used in IP 380 ...

    Cliff Lilley

  • Energy and the Scottish referendum – do we know the result yet?

    Energy and the Scottish referendum – do we know the result yet?

    Energy has always played a key role in the Scottish economy. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was coal; in the 1950s and 60s it was hydroelectricity and power from the glens; from the 1970s onwards North Sea oil has loomed large and made Aberdeen ...

    Ian Marchant

  • Energy and war – intertwined then and now

    Energy and war – intertwined then and now

    Given that it is the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, there has been a lot of focus on 1914. Whilst our own EI century seems such a small event in comparison to the Great War, it does provide an interesting context. The August ...

    Ian Marchant

  • Looking back to looking forward - Dr Jeremy Leggett FEI

    Looking back to looking forward - Dr Jeremy Leggett FEI

    In 2014 we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the oldest of the Energy Institute’s predecessor organisations. We will be publishing throughout the year interviews with eminent figures from the world of energy, ...

    Dr Jeremy Leggett FEI

  • Looking back to look forward

    Looking back to look forward

    In 2014 we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the oldest of the Energy Institute’s predecessor organisations. We have been publishing throughout the year interviews with eminent figures from the world of energy, ...

  • Aviation fuel cleanliness

    Aviation fuel cleanliness

    This autumn sees the launch of the second edition of the EI’s handbook, 1550; a title which has become a key industry reference for everyone involved in handling aviation fuel since the first edition was issued in 2007. Martin Hunnybun, EI ...

  • Marine crude oil transport – global voyage losses

    Marine crude oil transport – global voyage losses

    Paul Harrison, Consultant to the HMC-4A Marine Oil Transportation Database Committee, presents latest findings from analysis of the 2013 data on marine crude oil transport. The Energy Institute (EI) HMC- 4A Marine Oil Transportation Database ...

    Paul Harrison

  • Looking back to look forward - Energy Institute

    Looking back to look forward - Energy Institute

    In 2014 we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the oldest of the Energy Institute’s predecessor organisations. We will be publishing throughout the year interviews with eminent figures from the world of energy, reflecting ...

  • Looking back to look forward - Nick Winser

    Looking back to look forward - Nick Winser

    In 2014 we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the the oldest of the Energy Institute’s predecessor organisations.We will be publishing throughout the year interviews with eminent figures from the world of energy, ...