UPDATED 1 Sept: The EI library in London is temporarily closed to the public, as a precautionary measure in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The Knowledge Service will still be answering email queries via email , or via live chats during working hours (09:15-17:00 GMT). Our e-library is always open for members here: eLibrary , for full-text access to over 200 e-books and millions of articles. Thank you for your patience.

EI Knowledge, Insights and Research

EI Knowledge, Insights and Research is the centre for energy knowledge at the EI. We provide accurate and balanced energy information to support your work or studies. We also carry out our own research and engage EI members to create new sources of information and inform energy policy.

We are continuously updating to our resources, and aim to cover topics across the energy system. This curation and creation of new resources is overseen by the Energy Advisory Panel (EAP). The EAP is made up of senior EI members and stakeholders whose collective expertise covers the breadth of the energy system. Reporting to the EI’s governing council, the EAP also manages topic-specific sub committees. If you’re interested in joining EAP, please contact us.

Examples of knowledge projects overseen by EAP include the Energy Barometer, the podcast Energy in Conversation, and our Energy Essentials Guide to Hydrogen.

EIKS enables EI members to apply their expertise to improve the energy system through a programme of engagement. We work with policy makers, industry partners, and the research community to share the views and knowledge of our members. Opportunities for EI members to engage with the EIKS include:

  • Participating in the annual Energy Barometer survey
  • Responding to policy consultations
  • Joining Energy Advisory Panel, Energy Management Panel, Behaviour Change Working Group, or other subject-specific networks
  • Suggesting topics for new knowledge projects or research collaboration

You can also engage with the EI more widely (please log in for full access):

This website is a catalogue of all the information we hold. Most resources are available online, though some items catalogued here are physical resources located in the EI library in London. Many of these can be loaned via post, or excerpts can be scanned upon request. Search for specific terms through the bar at the top of every page, or browse by topic through the Collections.

EI Knowledge, Insights and Research is here to guide you to resources, answer queries, and listen to your input. You can contact us by email or chat (an orange bar will display on the bottom right corner of all website pages when the team is available).

Claire Cortis - Digital Knowledge and Information Manager
Claire studied geography at Exeter University. She joined the Energy Institute in 2013 as a graduate library trainee and has since become a Chartered Librarian. She lives in Scotland and enjoys hiking and exploring the Scottish countryside.

Kinga Niemczyk – Senior Analyst
Kinga studied political science and international relations, focusing on the role of energy in geopolitics. She joined the Energy Institute in 2016, after several years of working in financial services and academia. Kinga loves reading spy-thrillers and watching international movies.

Ian Jones – Head of Knowledge, Insights, and Research
Prior to joining the EI in 2023, Ian co-founded AMPLYFI, a start-up developing artificial intelligence geared towards unlocking the internet to enhance business intelligence and market research. He has over eighteen years’ experience in the energy sector having previously worked for bp and Entergy where he specialised in analysing global electricity, carbon, and renewable markets.

Ololade Osifala - Energy Analyst
'Lolade has a Masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development and worked prior in the oil and gas industry. She has a profound interest in global energy markets and scaling sustainable energy technologies. Lolade also enjoys travelling and volunteering.

Sneha Thomas - Energy Analyst
Before joining the EI in 2023, Sneha graduated with an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2022. With a background in research and data analytics, she is dedicated to exploring ways her knowledge can drive sustainable progress in the evolving energy sector.

Nick Turton – External Affairs Director
Nick Turton has spent twenty years in Westminster, Whitehall and more recently in consultancy advising government ministers and corporate leaders across the energy sector. He has dealt with issues as complex and contentious as global climate talks, new nuclear power and spiralling energy bills. He is now the Energy Institute’s External Affairs Director and is working to reinforce the role of evidence and expertise at the heart of the energy debate.