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'100s' OF PROFESSIONALS AWARDED RENEWABLE ENERGY EXPERT STATUS
224 professionals have been awarded internationally recognised renewable energy certificates last summer, by attending courses held at Edinburgh Napier University. Funding has enabled participants to receive discounts on courses (to find out about the next Renewable Energy courses CLICK HERE) organised by the European Energy Centre, as well as opportunities for fully-funded pathways (pathway courses available for expert certificate can be found by clicking here).
The European Energy Centre (EEC) works alongside the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to promote best practice in renewable energy to a wide spectrum of professionals and technicians as well as those aspiring to work in the environmental sector.
We are pleased to announce that IRENA, an intergovernmental partner of the European Energy Centre (EEC), has launched an exciting new tool, the IRENA Community.
The purpose of the Community is to promote engagement and interaction in the Renewable Energy industry.
Interested in Renewable Energy?
IRENA Invites You to Join New ‘IRENA Community’
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2014: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched a new online forum named the ‘IRENA Community’. Offering any member of the public with an interest in renewables the opportunity to directly engage with the Agency, the IRENA Community is a forum for discussion on topics ranging from renewable energy finance, policy, economics, education, careers, technology and sustainability.
“Whether you’re a student or professional or someone who just wants to make a difference, the IRENA Community is set to become an important platform for collaboration in the renewable energy space,” said Timothy Hurst, Chief Communications Officer, IRENA. “This is an exciting opportunity for individuals to share ideas and engage in critical discussions about renewable energy. We hope that online discussions will lead to real world action.”
With areas for discussing specific topics of interest such as renewable energy resource assessments and renewable energy costs, the IRENA Community also allows users to find ‘friends’ and build their networks, just like Facebook.
Find the ‘IRENA Community’ at: www.irena.org/community. Users must register and create an account to contribute content.
About the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is mandated as the global hub for renewable energy cooperation and information exchange by 131 Members (130 States and the European Union). About 40 additional countries are in the accession process and actively engaged. IRENA supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. The Agency promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.
is organising a Photo Competition that YOU can be involved in!
Submit your best renewable energy photo to the IRELP Photo Competition! The winner will receive exclusive merchandise from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as well as the opportunity to have their photo displayed on the IRELP website - www.irelp.org.
Intergovernmental organisation IRENA partners with EEC
Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Learning Partnership to partner with global leader in training, European Energy Centre (EEC).
The European Energy Centre (EEC), global leader in renewable energy training and host of the 15th EU European Conference with UNITED NATIONS (UNEP), has announced they have entered into a partnership with the Abu Dhabi based IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership (IRELP), who are funded and supported by governments of 160 countries worldwide, on a number of projects aimed at improving renewable energy education in Europe and across the world.
THE GALILEO PROJECT - The European Energy Centre (EEC) has won European funding to train individuals and professionals in renewable energy, allowing them to gain the Galileo Master Certificate. The courses are open to the general public, individuals and companies from all backgrounds. Taught by renowned university lecturers and leading experts with both practical and theoretical expertise, the courses have been running at major universities around the UK and Europe for the past 36 years.
The acknowledged quality of the respected Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) has been fundamental in securing the European funding from numerous organisations; including collaborations with universities and Centro Studi Galileo. The GMC has been recognised as a highly effective way in which to provide individuals with those skills for which the renewable energy industry is showing high demand.
UK Offshore Wind
Overview on the industry status, recent developments,
actions for attracting investments and reducing costs
The UK will have to face several challenges over the next twenty years. The country will have to deal with the increasing global competition for resources responding to the demand of reducing its carbon footprint, minimising increases in energy bills, substituting an important proportion of its electricity generation capacity and improving the security of energy supply. A way to solve these issues would be to set a portfolio using a range of different renewable and low-carbon energy production technologies. What balance should be used in this approach is still an argument of discussion; however, as suggested in the Building an industry 2013 report by RenewableUK and BVG Associates, offshore wind is certain to be a key technology in the future if there would be improvements in the cost of energy. (RenewableUK, 2013)
Offshore Wind in figures
The first commercial offshore wind project in the UK was installed in 2003, and the amount of capacity installed has increased every year since then. The State of the Industry Report 2012 by RenewableUK, suggests that post-2016 renewable electricity’s share is expected to overtake nuclear, with wind becoming the biggest contributor of electricity in the UK after natural gas in 2020. Industry projections see a total of around 8GW of capacity installed by 2016 and around 18GW installed by 2020, by which point offshore wind will supply between 18 and 20 per cent of the UK’s electricity annually. This trend is unique to the UK compared with other countries: the UK has been the world leader in offshore wind since October 2008, with as much capacity already installed as the rest of the world combined. (RenewableUK, 2012)