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.

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.

We are always adding to our collection 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 our Energy Management and Shale Gas Collections.

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):




Our team

The EIKS team is here to guide you to the right 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):

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.

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.

Gergana Tasheva – Energy Analyst
Shortly before joining the EI, Gergana completed her MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London, where she focused on energy policy, sustainable energy futures and clean technology development. Her role involves analysing key trends in the energy industry, developing the Energy Barometer and Energy Insights. Besides her work, Gergana loves cooking, Star Trek and hiking at high altitudes.

Claire Smith – Knowledge Manager
Claire, a chartered information professional, has worked in the EI knowledge service for 4 years. Her role is to manage the library and eLibrary collections, oversee the development of the knowledge website and answer queries. In her spare time she loves hiking.

Kinga Niemczyk – Energy Analyst
Before joining the EI, Kinga conducted research on energy as a tool for power in foreign policies at LSE and worked in financial services. She holds MA in International Relations from London Metropolitan University. In her current role, Kinga focuses on the development of the Energy Barometer and other informative materials. She is passionate about politics and loves world cinema.

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.

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.

Deane Somerville – Head of Knowledge Service
Deane’s studies and previous work in geology and environmental consulting sparked his interest in energy. After a long swim 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 and pies.