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.