Elsevier and Energy Institute Organize First Energy Systems Conference To Be Held in June 2014, London, UK

London, UK, September 11, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced its official collaboration with the Energy Institute (EI) in organizing the first Energy Systems conference to be held 24-25 June 2014 in London.

Policy makers, researchers and energy industry figures today face an enormous challenge to develop a safer, more secure and sustainable global energy system. The underlying social, environmental and economic objectives are multiple and not always compatible, adding complexity to what is already a complicated system.

The Energy Systems conference will present new ways of thinking, required to properly analyze which structures, processes and policy approaches are needed to ensure technology integration and to drive change in investment, looked at in terms of the overall impact of policy initiatives at a system level.

"By organizing this conference together with Elsevier we aim to provide a forum for sharing expertise, developing understanding and providing recommendations on how best to develop the secure, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy system we need", said Joan MacNaughton CB HonFEI, Past President, Energy Institute, and Executive Chair – Energy and Climate Policy Assessment, World Energy Council.

Bethan Keall, Elsevier's Director of Energy Journals, added, "We are delighted to work so closely with the Energy Institute to organize the Energy Systems Conference next year. We see this as a key opportunity to work together with academia, industry representatives and policy leaders to seek long term, integrated solutions for the challenges facing the delivery of energy, both locally and globally."

The Energy Systems Conference will be held 24-25 June, 2014 in London. Visit the conference website to submit an abstract and register as a delegate: www.energysystemsconference.com

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About the Energy Institute
The Energy Institute (EI) is the leading chartered professional membership body for the energy industry, supporting over 16,000 individuals working in or studying energy and 250 energy companies worldwide. The EI provides learning and networking opportunities to support professional development, as well as professional recognition and technical and scientific knowledge resources on energy in all its forms and applications. The EI's purpose is to develop and disseminate knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safe, secure and sustainable energy system. A registered charity, the EI serves society with independence, professionalism and a wealth of expertise in energy matters. For more information, please visit www.energyinst.org.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

Media contacts
Bethan Keall
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Katie Crabb
Energy Institute
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