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.
1. What is your current expertise and how does this relate to the renewable energy field?
I work as the Sustainability Research Analyst at BNY Mellon, a global investment company, where I manage the sustainable operations of the firm with the goal of reducing the company’s impact on the environment in terms of its real estate, supply chain, and services provided to employees. This directly relates to renewable energy as the sustainable management of our energy portfolio is critical to our success in this space. As a carbon neutral company, BNY Mellon procures renewable energy credits and carbon offset projects for its energy portfolio.
2. Why did you choose to train with the European Energy Centre at The George Washington University in order to take the exam for the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate?
I chose this course in order to augment my understanding of the dynamic and fluctuating energy markets. I wanted to gain a more thorough understanding of the factors that impact energy prices so that I can make more informed decisions. Furthermore, I signed up for this course with the intent to meet and network with other professionals in the field.
3. What are the skills that you gained with the European Energy Centre, and how will you apply these skills to your career?
I gained a lot of knowledge specifically in the areas of new energy technology, market trends in both renewable and traditional energy, and policy factors impacting renewable energy adoption. Overall, the course provided me with information that I’ll be able to apply to the decisions I make with regard to the procurement of renewable energy.
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