Your EI magazines
Ours has never been an Institute happy to stand still, and the world in which we work is changing faster than ever. So, I’m writing to you now to explain some exciting new developments.
During the lockdown in its various stages, it has become the norm to operate digitally, whether that’s how we meet, attend events or access information and stay up to date. At the EI that has meant introducing our EI LIVE webinar series and expanding the reach of our Toolbox health and safety app into more sectors and more languages.
It’s also been front of mind for our editorial team, not least because it’s been hard to maintain mail delivery of Energy World and Petroleum Review to certain parts of the world.
Spurred by this, they’ve worked hard to improve the digital reading experience we offer. I hope you have already tried out the superb new digital flipbook format, which provides something very close to the page-turning experience you’re used to.
On top of this we’re increasingly keen to keep pace with the environmental expectations of our members and the wider society we serve. We have already moved to a compostable wrap on our magazines but, in light of the EI’s recent commitment to reach net zero emissions well before 2050, we want to go further.
For these reasons, we have taken the decision, from the start of 2021 onwards, to establish digital as the default way for members to access their magazines. This will ensure all those with online access can get their magazines, it will give you all access to more knowledge, it meets our environmental commitments towards achieving net zero and so demonstrates our leadership to others.
We know that most members have access to the internet as you use other digital services, but I recognise this may not be right for everyone; indeed, some may not have ready access to the internet. Those who exceptionally for this reason need a hard copy can opt in by emailing: email@example.com or writing to: Mags in print, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR, stating your name, membership number and preferred magazine.
But for all other members, we will cease circulation of hard copies and instead inform you by email each month in our Energy Network e-newsletter that it’s time to dive into your latest magazines online for all the news and features you’re used to. If you’ve recently changed your email address, please could you make sure it’s up to date at:
I encourage you to make the most of being able to access both our magazines at: knowledge.energyinst.org/magazines – together they provide the full global energy picture. We strongly believe we can deliver more and better by making and building on this change.
My very best wishes to you all, keep well.