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Tesla, Supercharging the Electric Car Market?

TESLA, SUPERCHARGING THE ELECTRIC CAR MARKET?
Over a million electric vehicles were produced in 2017, representing a 60 percent growth on the previous year, with further rapid growth expected in the industry. Electric vehicles have a number of benefits over conventional ones such as their greater level of efficiency, over 90 percent compared to around 15 percent for an internal combustion engine, and reducing air pollution. When the cradle to grave inputs required for an electric vehicle are compared to a conventional one they also have a substantially smaller carbon footprint, even if they are run on electricity generated from a largely fossil fuel based electric grid.
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The Road to Mass Market EVs in the USA

For more information on the Electric Vehicles course taking place at either The George Washington University in the USA or in locations across the UK, please visit https://www.euenergycentre.org/training/usa-electric-vehicles-course/ or email [email protected]   Over the last few years, the conversation has changed to not “if” but “when” the vehicle electrification revolution will occur. Many of the major automakers have recently announced strategies to focus on plug-in electric vehicles (EVs). Ford, realizing “an inflection point in the major markets toward battery electric vehicles”, created “Team Edison” dedicated on developing all-electric cars and plans to introduce 13 new battery electric…
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Interview with Solar PV Expert

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The Growing Solar Energy Industry: EEC Expert Interview with Professor John Wilson The EEC is proud to work with a great number of leading Experts in the field of Renewable Energy, in order to disseminate the latest technologies and best practice in the sector. This month, the EEC is delighted to discuss current trends in Solar Energy with Expert Lecturer Professor John Wilson.
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The United Nations Environment (UNE) works with EEC Honorary Director, Government Bodies and Local Representatives to introduce Green Training across the Gulf

EEC Honorary director conducts training
In an ongoing global training project, Honorary Director of the European Energy Centre (EEC) Doctor Marco Buoni is working alongside the United Nations Environment (UNE), local and state Governments and environmental agencies to develop and expand a programme for Green Training in the Gulf Region. This month, Dr Buoni met with colleagues from UNE and representatives from Tunisia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar with the aim of creating the first blueprints for official National Certification Schemes for each of these countries. The adoption of such a scheme is intended to promote the uptake of training for the Energy Efficiency sector in the Gulf Region, in line with the commitments of these nations to improve their environmental standards.
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EEC Alumnus Spotlight – the MET Office, Marc David

MET Office Participant REM
The European Energy Centre (EEC) is pleased to focus on the achievements of those who have attended EEC courses and attained the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate to further their careers in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency sectors. The EEC, which works with the United Nations Environment Programme and major universities to promote best practice in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, this month is delighted to speak with Marc David, who attended the Renewable Energy Management and Finance course in London from the MET Office.
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Policies, politics and Electric Vehicles: where are we up to in the UK?

Electric Vehicles Training Course with EV car
There has undoubtedly been an increasing buzz around Electric Vehicles of late. For those of us within the industry, who have been both anticipating and facilitating the switch for years, this is no surprise and is just one more step forward in an inevitable process. However now, with the Government in the UK announcing the actual ban of sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040, the discussion about Electric Vehicles has become more mainstream, and change more definite. With a date now in place (albeit later than some of us would have liked), there is acceptance that Electric Vehicles will be the future. Electric Vehicles manufacturing is on the up, knowledge about Electric Vehicles is increasing amongst the public, and career opportunities in the Sustainable Transport sector are booming.
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Transatlantic Collaboration Between the EEC and The George Washington University

Renewable Energy training course with participants and lecturer
Last month the European Energy Centre (EEC) continued its transatlantic collaboration with The George Washington University by delivering yet another hugely successful Renewable Energy Market Trends and Finance 2-day short course in Washington D.C. In line with demand, the next series of this course has now been scheduled to take place. It is no secret that the Global Energy Sector is rapidly moving towards Renewables, and the EEC is proud to work with GWU to support individuals building a career in the Renewables industry. The Renewable Energy Market Trends and Finance course, which is taught by two outstanding lecturers from GWU, has specifically been designed to teach participants about Renewable Energy Market Trends, and the best ways to Finance Renewable Energy Projects.
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BBC Studios welcome EEC for talk on Electric Vehicles

The European Energy Centre (EEC) was this week invited to deliver an exclusive talk on Electric Vehicles at the BBC studios in Salford, Manchester. The talk was given as part of the BBC’s Blue Room Sustainability Season, a site-wide event intended to ensure that BBC employees are up-to-date and aware of the latest in sustainable living and technology. The EEC is proud to promote knowledge sharing and best practice in relation to all Green Energy Technologies and works with Leading Experts and associations worldwide, including the United Nations UNEP, to distribute the latest research, information and training to individuals around the world.
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EEC Alumnus Spotlight – BNY Mellon, Nancy Jones

BNY Mellon Participant REM
The EEC Accredited Center (EEC) is pleased to focus on the achievements of those who have attended EEC courses and attained the internationally recognized Galileo Master Certificate to further their careers in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency sectors. The EEC, which works with the United Nations Environment Programme and major universities to promote best practice in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, this month is delighted to speak with Nancy Jones, who attended the Renewable Energy Market Trends and Finance course in Washington D.C.
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Representatives from the National Grid and the NHS attend EEC course to upskill on Electric Vehicles

Course Participants EEC
With the Government committed to banning the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2040, career opportunities in the Electric Vehicles sector will grow rapidly in the coming years. To support industry demand for specialists in this area, earlier this year the EEC was delighted to deliver the comprehensive 2-day Electric Vehicles Training Workshop at the University of London. The course was taught by a leading Expert in the sector, and participants were guided through a combination of interactive activities, Case Study examples and class discussions.
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