Energy Focus

Energy Focus is the EIC’s flagship magazine, delivering regional market insights, expert commentary and in-depth features on the global energy industry.

Newly redesigned and now produced four times a year, it is packed with high quality independent editorial written by leading figures from operators, contractors, industry bodies and academic institutions from around the world, covering the oil and gas, power, nuclear and renewables sectors.

Energy Focus puts the spotlight on emerging markets, technologies and innovation across the energy industry, making it a must-read publication for those looking to identify and understand industry trends and business opportunities worldwide.
Previous editions:
Summer 2017
Highlights of this issue of Energy Focus include:
  • Building the next generation of engineers: As the energy sector struggles to bridge the gap, we can ask how can we encourage more women to consider a career in the industry?
  • View from the top: Atlantis Resources CEO Tim Cornelius on MeyGen and global tidal power.
  • Brexit: Routes to success as the UK leaves the European Union.
  • Oil and gas: Premier Oil's Russell Dandie on making the UKCS viable.
  • Power: India's 'power for all' programme could present huge opportunities for the UK supply chain.
  • Nuclear: Nuclear AMRC's Andrew Storer explains how O&G manufacturers can find new opportunities in nuclear.
  • Renewables: Still in its infancy in the US, offshore wind offers huge opportunities as the country looks to draw on UK and European expertise, writes the EIC's Amisha Patel.
  • My business: We go behind the scenes with EIC member Blaze Manufacturing Solutions.
Autumn 2017
Highlights of this issue of Energy Focus include:
  • View from the top: Abdulaziz Alhajri, Director of the Downstream Directorate at ADNOC.
  • A world of opportunity: Minister for Investment Mark Garnier on UK energy exports.
  • Evolving in the new energy era: How is the energy industry adapting to the changing markets?
  • Oil and gas: North America shale and oil sands special report.
  • Power: ABB Technology Strategy Manager Peter Jones on why distribution networks are key to the UK’s energy future.
  • Nuclear: Laban Coblentz gives an update on ITER – the world’s largest fusion experiment.
  • Renewables: ESTELA President Dr Luis Crespo on solar thermal energy.
  • My business: Find out what makes EIC member company Booth welsh tick.
Winter 2018
Highlights of this issue of Energy Focus include:
  • View from the top: The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
  • Special report: We look at what digital means for the future of energy.
  • Cybersecurity: Increased interconnectivity has created new opportunities for cybercriminals. How are the big firms tackling these risks?
  • Oil and gas: Ian Philips, Chief Executive Officer at the Oil & Gas Innnovation Centre on taking the Internet of Things offshore.
  • Power: AVEVA Solutions' Bob Aldridge explains the benefits of full lifecycle digitalisation.
  • Nuclear: In a double article special, NuScale and Rolls-Royce talk through their big SMR plans.
  • Renewables: Energy Focus looks at how trailbrazer Tesla is using energy storage to address global demand.
  • My business: Owner Mike Shortall on life at EIC member company ABLE.
Spring 2018
Highlights of this issue of Energy Focus include:
  • View from the top: A double header with Carl Ennis, MD at Siemens, and Ian Funnell, MD at ABB – two of our founding member companies
  • 75 years in energy: The EIC celebrates 75 years of energy
  • A blast from the past EIC CEOs: Dai Somerville-Jones and Mike Major share their memories
  • Oil and gas: Chris Stones, Sales Director at EIC member Servelec Controls, talks to Energy Focus about how automation offers an alternative to decommissioning
  • Power: EIC Analyst Oliver Metcalfe looks at the rise of battery storage and the opportunities on offer for the supply chain
  • Nuclear: China’s push into nuclear power offers concrete opportunities for British SMEs, writes Catriona Knox, Head of Energy, DIT, British Embassy Beijing
  • Renewables: EIC Analyst Richard Vale asks, where does energy from waste stand in the circular economy?
  • My business: EIC member company YPS Valves wife and husband team, Rachel and Jonathan Wormald
Summer 2018
Highlights of this issue of Energy Focus include:
  • View from the top: Dominic Emery, BP’s Vice President of Group Strategic Planning, talks about the company’s commitment to a low-carbon future
  • Energy transition: How is the industry is adapting to the challenges of a decarbonised world?
  • Is green the new black? Our special report on how the oil and gas industry is facing up to the new energy landscape
  • Oil and gas: What does the future hold for O&G? DNV GL’s Graham Bennett forecasts the energy mix through to 2050
  • Power: Creating a multi-billion-pound CCS economy in the UK
  • Nuclear: Brexiting Euratom: NIA CEO Tom Greatrex on keeping the industry on track
  • Renewables: Decarbonising heating systems to meet our climate change objectives
  • My business: Meet Arc Energy’s Managing Director Andrew Robinson
Autumn 2018
Highlights of this issue of Energy Focus include:
  • View from the top: IHS Markit Vice Chairman Dr Daniel Yergin on Trump, China and the GCC
  • A shifting energy landscape: The UK’s electricity system is changing dramatically
  • The path to a diversified energy future: The GCC states are facing up to the challenge of combining energy diversity with security
  • CCS to meet Europe’s climate targets: How the Oil & Gas Authority is making Vision 2035 a reality
  • Oil and gas: Small nuclear reactors could be powering the UK by 2024. Find out how they offer a faster and cheaper way of building new nuclear plants
  • Power: Is electricity the fuel of the future?
  • Nuclear: Advancing nuclear through innovation
  • Renewables: Repowering onshore wind in the UK
  • My business: Paul Hennessey takes Energy Focus behind the scenes at atg UV Technology
Winter 2018
Highlights of this issue of Energy Focus include:
  • View from the top: Claire Perry, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth
  • Sustainable shipping: Charting a course to a low-carbon industry
  • Electric highways: Could electrified roads be the future of driving?
Spring 2019
Highlights of this issue of Energy Focus include:
  • View from the top: Gordon Birrell, BP Upstream Chief Operating Officer for Production, Transformation and Carbon
  • Artificial intelligence powers up: Next generation technologies that will reshape the energy sector
  • Fuelling the future: Where will oil and gas be in 50 years?
Summer 2019
Highlights of this issue of Energy Focus include:
  • View from the top: Dr Liam Fox, former Secretary of State for International Trade, on UK export growth
  • Going Global: Tips and advice for UK businesses wanting to break into new markets
  • Case studies: Members' export success stories utilising EIC Launchpad across the globe
Autumn 2019
Highlights of this issue of Energy Focus include:
  • View from the top: ADNOC Group CEO Dr Al Jaber on driving transformation
  • Hydrogen: The key to the UK's zero-carbon energy system?
  • Digital disruption: Unlocking the full potential value of data downstream
Winter 2019
Highlights of this issue of Energy Focus include:
  • View from the top: Mary Quaney, Group CFO Mainstream Renewable Power
  • Special report: Paris Agreement: Lucy Woods on the importance of the Article 6
  • Rising above the storm: Jeremy Bowden on adapting the energy sector to climate change
Spring 2020
Highlights of this issue of Energy Focus include:
  • Navigating another perfect storm: EIC Chief Executive Stuart Broadley: Weathering winds and safe haven markets
  • View from the top: Q&A with Campbell Keir, EIC President
  • Global Britain: The coronavirus has affected post-Brexit talks, but it has not killed them
Summer 2020
Highlights of this issue of Energy Focus include:
  • View from the top: Q&A with Talal Al-Marri, President and CEO, Aramco Overseas
  • The future of European gas: The giant Groningen gas field has been refuelling Europe's energy needs for decades.
  • Reinventing refineries: The transition to a low-carbon economy will require downstream organisations to invest in low-carbon technologies.
Autumn 2020
Highlights of this issue of Energy Focus include:
  • View from the top: Q&A with Sir Ian Wood KT GBE, Chair of Opportunity North East (ONE)
  • The big question: How can we encourage more businesses to export?
  • Exporting post-Brexit: Jeremy Bowden on trade after the transition
  • The next great LNG player: Paulo Chachine, Country Director Mozambique, UK Department for International Trade
  • Building the energy transition: Eric Woods, Research Director for Smart Cities, Guidehouse Insights
  • Make your move into the US$250bn global decom market: Rodney Berkeley, Director, Energy and Infrastructure, Department for International Trade
  • Turning the tide on marine energy: Eileen Linklater, External Relationship Manager, EMEC
Winter 2020
Highlights of this issue of Energy Focus include:
  • Countdown to net zero. The call for the 2020s to be a decade of action and progress for sustainable development is loud and clear, but can we deliver net zero by 2050?
  • Energy Transition. Australia's energy overhaul offers opportunities for UK low-carbon solutions.
  • Renewables. Floating Offshore wind, the key to a net-zero North Sea.
  • Oil and Gas. LNG: The ideal bridge to a lower-carbon future.
  • Power. UK innovation needed to help Morocco meet 100% renewables target.