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. From 1 September, the library will be staffed Tuesday-Thursday, meaning some services including loans of hard copy materials can resume. 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.

Energy Institute Knowledge Service (EIKS)

The EIKS 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

  • Joining the conversation on Twitter

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 can only be accessed from the EI library in London. Search for specific terms through the bar at the top of every page, use the advanced search for more precise results, or browse by topic through the Energy Matrix or Collections.

Our team

The EIKS team 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). We are (L-R, top to bottom):

Ian Moore – Knowledge & Information Manager
Ian's first degree was in History and Politics, and like most history graduates, realised that he needed a more practical qualification, and so gained a masters in Library and Information Science. Ian worked at the British Library for several years, before deciding on a new challenge at the EI in 2019. Ian supports Crystal Palace Football Club and also enjoys music and cinema.

Chris Baker – Librarian
After 20 years in the oil industry, the future seemed to lie in an education in Information Management. With grim inevitability this led back to the oil industry at Amoco, the IP and the EI. Now he helps in all areas of the library service. He likes hill walking.

Esin Serin – Energy Analyst
Esin joined EIKS after completing her MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures at Imperial College London. She supports the team by analysing energy data and information for various content as well as contributing to policy engagement and energy management activities. Another way she supports EIKS is by bringing a box of baklava every time she comes back from holiday in her hometown of Istanbul.

Deane Somerville – Head of Knowledge Service
Deane’s studies and previous work in geology and environmental consulting sparked his interest in energy (and bad puns). After wading across the pond and an MSc in Energy Technology, he enjoys providing balanced information to EI members and others, from system-spanning opinion research to specific data sets. He is constantly hungry, and especially enjoys eating and baking cinnamon buns, bread and pies.

Daniel de Wijze – Energy Analyst
Daniel joined the EI shortly after completing an MSc in Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford. As an Energy Analyst, he does research, writing and data analysis for a range of member-focused projects, such as the annual Energy Barometer report. He loves music and is a keen piano and double bass player in his spare time.

Catherine Cosgrove – Librarian
Before joining the Institute in 1989, Catherine, a professional librarian, worked 9 years for Marathon Oil on the Brae A and Brae B projects.  Now Catherine answers queries from EI members and the public and creates, and updates, information on the EI Knowledge website. She is self-sufficient in new potatoes and raspberries from her allotment.

Sarah George – Engagement Manager
Sarah has worked in communications for several years and completed an MSc in Science, Technology and Society at UCL in 2017. Her role in the Knowledge Service is to keep members informed about EI services and resources, and enable them to apply their expertise to knowledge and policy activities. She loves to cook and specialises in Mexican food.

Nick Turton – External Affairs Director (not pictured)
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.