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A View on Hydropower Training

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(This link will direct you to the Energy Learning Journal) A leading expert from the British Hydropower Association discusses the fight against climate change that has brought global incentives for renewable energy resulting in the growth of new hydropower projects and refurbishment and upgrade of existing ones over the last decade. With this increase in activity, the hydropower sector has grown rapidly in all types and size of projects. Equipment manufacturers, consultants, civil contractors, grid companies and other related activities have had to...
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Opportunities and Challenges – Interview with the United Nations (UNEP)

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Interview with United Nations (UNEP) by the European Energy Centre (EEC) During a visit to the United Nations (UNEP) Offices in Paris to discuss 2014 opportunities, EEC Director Paolo Buoni conducted a short interview with UNEP Energy Finance Programme Manager, Dean Cooper, to discuss the current opportunities and challenges for the adoption of clean energy technologies. From left: Dean Cooper, United Nations UNEP; Paolo Buoni, European Energy Centre (EEC); Marco Buoni, Centro Studi Galileo (CSG), Vice President AREA. European Energy Centre (EEC): How should the private and public sectors work together towards…
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EEC Alumnus Spotlight – Helping East African rural communities to adopt Renewable Energy

Following his studies, Gussai is now working in Tanzania with Kakute European Energy Centre EEC renewable energy training courses short professional
In this article, we focus on the achievements of those who have attended EEC courses and those who have attained the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) to establish their careers in the renewable energy industry. This month, the EEC talks to Gussai Sheikheldin who achieved the Renewable Energy Expert Certificate in January 2015 and is an MEEC Member of the EnergyCPD Professional Membership Programme. Following his studies, Gussai is now working in Tanzania with Kakute, an organisation which is conducting important work in East Africa to improve the diffusion of sustainable technologies to provide energy solutions for rural communities across the region.
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EEC Alumnus Spotlight – International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Karan Sehgal

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In this section, we focus on the achievements of those who have attended EEC courses and those who have attained the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) to establish their careers in the renewable energy industry. This month, the EEC talks to Karan Sehgal who works for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Karan attended the EEC Renewable Energy Solutions training course at Edinburgh Napier University and in this article, he discusses how the training he has received has helped develop his career.
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Renewable Energy educational body aims to revolutionise online training through 3D printing

Wind Power Achievers European Energy Centre
The EEC is an Accredited Centre which promotes best practice in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, working alongside the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), intergovernmental organisations and universities around Europe. Since 1975, the EEC has committed to developing global training initiatives for the benefit of its alumni, members and professionals worldwide. As part of this mission, the EEC evaluates the current trends in technological innovations and the potential for such technologies to enhance the delivery of the training which is already being offered. The EEC has provided distance learning courses for 40 years, originally using VHS Videos which were sent directly to participants to view at home and then DVDs, once the technology became available. As technology has advanced, the EEC has evolved its teaching methods to suit and currently uses an innovative distance learning platform in order to provide training to worldwide.
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Increasing demand for Solar Energy Professional Qualifications

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In response to this demand, a new date for the Solar PV qualification has immediately been agreed with the university where the course is approved to take place. The course has been designed by highly-qualified experts who deliver the training and provide candidates with the necessary knowledge and understanding of the provision of Photovoltaic Arrays. The European Energy Centre (EEC) is well known for its work with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), major universities and international institutes and has almost 40 years of experience supplying training courses to professionals within the sector. The Solar Photovoltaic qualification forms part of its mission to promote best practice in renewable energy and energy efficiency globally.
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The George Washington University Partners with Renewable Energy Institute EEC to Up-skill US Renewables Workforce

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“The School of Engineering and Applied Science at The George Washington University is pleased to partner with the Renewable Energy Institute EEC, which works with the United Nations Environment Programme, to provide state-of-the-art educational opportunities in the areas of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency,” comments David S. Dolling (Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, The George Washington University). This partnership will combine the experience of the GWU as a leading worldwide academic institution, with the vocational training expertise of the EEC that has worked for 40 years with major universities, leading global authorities and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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Europe & America cooperate to upskill workforce

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This December, 196 countries will meet to sign a new global agreement on Climate Change, with expectations of an important and lasting agreement due to the commitment of major world leaders, including the USA. A huge contribution will be required from the Renewable Energy industry worldwide in order to reach the agreed global objectives. In this respect, the EEC Accredited Center (EEC) has now created an important American-European Cooperation to support Training and Education and upskill the global workforce. The Cooperation – the first of its kind in the Renewable Energy sector – combines the specialist knowledge of…
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Implementing a Project with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

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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 Alhaji Cham, who has used the knowledge gained on EEC Courses to successfully win a project with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), to develop a 600KW Wind Turbine Project in The Gambia. Alhaji attended the EEC Renewable Energy Management and Finance and Wind Power training courses at the EEC Academy.
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The EEC supports the Turing Trust, using Solar to bring technology to remote areas of Ghana

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The Turing Trust is a UK based sustainable development charity, which makes people more employable by bringing transformative technologies to those that need it most. Our work is predominantly based in Ghana, and the schools we work with lack the learning resources we take for granted. This limits their potential, and we are changing this by giving the appropriate technologies to young learners giving them the power to shape their own futures. The European Energy Centre has been very interested to learn about the work of the Turing Trust and is pleased to lend its support to the Trust and its mission.
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