Guest Blog: Jaz Rabadia – And the Young Energy Professional of the Year is…

Ooh, the anticipation. For what, you say? Well, the Energy Institute reached the grand old age of 100 this year, popping a champagne cork on a centenary of energy professionalism. Its annual awards took place amid the celebrations and to recognise the contribution of young professionals to drive progress, innovation and excellence, a new category […]

Energy efficiency? It’s a numbers game!

Energy Bill has extensive experience working for suppliers, TPIs and other energy companies. Still employed in the industry, he writes exclusively for ELN on the energy issues of the day. When I was growing up, we always played board games at Christmas. Monopoly was a favourite, particularly for my older sister who usually won. She […]

UK firms struggling to get green finance

Businesses wishing to invest in green technologies need more help from government to access finance or the country risks missing carbon targets. That’s according to a survey by Siemens Industry and the Energy Institute which found businesses are struggling to get the cash needed to invest in energy efficiency projects. In the new poll of […]

Energy chiefs of the future to meet in Korea

The energy industry constantly bemoans the lack of young talent around – so it might be a surprise to hear the next generation of energy sector leaders are about to gather in Korea. Part of the Future Energy Leaders Programme (FELP), 100 delegates from 44 countries have been selected to take part, including 20 from […]

SSE boss named new Energy Institute President

The Chief Executive of Scottish power supplier SSE has been appointed as the new President of an energy industry body. Ian Marchant (pictured) has voluntarily taken the new role at the Energy Institute (EI) from Joan MacNaughton (pictured) for the next two years after a decade of working for SSE. He will be stepping down […]

Free ‘e-training’ for energy managers

Budding energy managers hoping to swot up can now access training online from the Energy Institute (EI). The chartered body says the first module of its new e-learning course is available free of charge. The course is interactive and includes a series of practical questions and scenarios. The free module covers the role of an […]

More cars on road but drivers buying less fuel

Drivers are buying less fuel despite the fact more cars are on the road, a new survey has revealed. Although there are more registered UK vehicles on the road than ever, total fuel sales dropped 6% since 2002. Drivers bought a total of 35.35million tonnes of fuel in 2012, down from 35.61m tonnes in 2011. […]

New register wants to be ‘kitemark’ for energy consulting

A new register for energy consultants is aiming to become a ‘kitemark’ of excellence for the sector. The Energy Institute (EI), a professional body for the energy sector set up the register last year after the Carbon Trust closed its own register, leaving a gap in the market. Now the Institute is calling for energy […]

Relief as Davey says “I’ve not lost sight” of heat sector

There was relief for firms in the heat sector when the Energy Secretary declared he hasn’t “lost sight” of how important it is yesterday. Often firms in the sector including those who use a lot of heat feel they are a ‘Cinderella’, neglected in talks about power. Speaking at the Combined Heat and Power Association’s […]

New guide to control Legionella in oil and gas industries

The Energy Institute (EI) has released an updated guide to help offshore industries control the risks of Legionella bacteria in water systems. This follows an outbreak of the Legionnaires’ disease in Edinburgh last month which resulted in two deaths and 44 people affected. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of lung infection, which results […]