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16th EU Conference UNEP-EEC at the University Politecnico of Milan and Expo 2015

International conferences and summits on Renewable Energy
Countries are looking to Europe to provide guidance on sustainable cooling technologies which have the potential to improve living conditions worldwide. The European focus is centred on Milan, in particular the University Politecnico and EXPO2015 for the 16th EU Conference, which will discuss the latest innovations across the continent and aim to broaden knowledge sharing with the rest of the world. The 16th EU Conference – organised by UNEP, IIR, EEC, CSG and ATF – will host the Presidents of Major Global Associations at the University Politecnico of Milan and EXPO2015 on the 12th – 13th June 2015. The Conference will present innovative environmentally-friendly initiatives to export European expertise and established best practices in cooling technologies worldwide.
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Energy Investment Risk and Future Climate – Part 2

Figure of Eneropa
(This link will direct you to the Energy Learning Journal) The continuation of the study by leading Expert at George Washington University, Rachael Jonassen. In the first segment of this sequence of articles,[1] you read lots of recent examples of how climate has affected every different type of energy project, usually in multiple ways. In this segment, you will read about using those experiences to develop a more formal picture of the specific risks that your energy project faces. We’ll begin with a simple example and explain the concepts as we go along. As we go, we’ll take a look at...
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Julian Igbo – From the EEC to the Houses of Parliament

Julian Igbo - From the EEC to the Houses of Parliament
The EEC is pleased to announce that EEC Alumnus and MEEC Member Julian Igbo has achieved an international Green Apple Award 2015 on behalf of his work on the first Solar Tree in Africa. This is the second time that Julian has won an international award for his project, following his win in 2014. Please read on to find out more about this important project and Julian's achievements over the last year.
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Interview with the United Nations – UNEP

Conference Renewable Energy technologies
(This link will direct you to the European Centre of Technology website). The ECT sat down with Dean Cooper, Energy Finance Programme Manager at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), to discuss upcoming projects and opportunities for individuals and organisations to get involved with UNEP’s work in developing countries...
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Are London’s Financiers Ready for Investing in Renewable Energy?

Renewable Energy Courses taking place at the European Energy Centre
(This link will direct you to the European Centre of Technology's Website). The advantages of the adoption of renewable energy are now impossible to ignore. The argument has transitioned from whether investments should be made in renewable energy projects to the question of which technology will provide the greatest returns. The wide range of green technologies which are now available makes this particularly challenging, along with the fact that this is not a one-type-fits-all scenario. Decision-makers require the sufficient knowledge to make informed and unbiased decisions regarding such investment. Understanding the financial aspects of renewable energy projects is important for professionals who need to evaluate the benefits of adopting...
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EEC assists United Nations Environment Programme on energy efficiency training in Africa and Asia

Global Round Tables
Dr Marco Buoni, Honorary Director of the Renewable Energy Institute EEC, has been asked by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to assist emerging economies as they launch educational standards based on European experience in the Energy Efficiency and Environmental sectors. Global Round Tables Dr Buoni has just met with officials from leading government agencies in Africa at a number of UNEP global Round Tables which have been organised in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Kigali (Rwanda). Such knowledge-sharing exercises have introduced international government agencies to the education and training systems which have previously been adopted in…
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The European Energy Centre (EEC) proudly supports award at the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Awards 2014

Paolo Buoni & Paul Stephen european energy centre eec awards 2014
The Renewable Energy Awards ceremony was attended by over 300 of the industry’s leading figures and took place on 26th September at the Kensington Roof Gardens in London. The Renewable Energy Awards were hosted this year by A&D Publishing, the publishers of Renewable Energy Installer magazine. The EEC shares a strong partnership with REI magazine through its commitment to promote best practice in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Education. The Director of the EEC, Paolo Buoni, who presented the award for Residential Retrofit Project of the year during the ceremony, said the following: “The EEC is proud to support the…
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Energy Investment Risk and Future Climate (Part 1)

Figure of Eneropa
(This link will direct you to the Energy Learning Journal) The continuation of the study by leading Expert at George Washington University, Rachael Jonassen. In the first segment of this sequence of articles,[1] you read lots of recent examples of how climate has affected every different type of energy project, usually in multiple ways. In this segment, you will read about using those experiences to develop a more formal picture of the specific risks that your energy project faces. We’ll begin with a simple example and explain the concepts as we go along. As we go, we’ll take a look at...
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How Generating Your Own Energy Can Earn You Money

Technicians at EEC European Energy Centre Renewable Energy Training Courses
When thinking of the best green products for the home, many householders consider whether something which allows them to generate their own energy might be a good idea. Solar panels, wind turbines or equipment to generate hydroelectricity are all very tempting options but how much money can they save you? The truth is that they can actually earn you money as well as save it. The fact that these devices are relatively expensive means that there is a lot of thinking to be done before investing in any of them. However, one issue that could make it a far easier is the FIT scheme. FIT stands for ‘feed in tariff’ and is a wonderful incentive for families to produce more green energy at home. If you have been thinking about buying electricity generating equipment but don’t know exactly how it benefits you, the following points should help explain it all.
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Major Changes for the Renewable Electricity Market: A Focus on UK Contracts for Difference (CFD)

UK Renewable Electricity Generation
(This link will direct you to the European Centre of Technology's website) Renewable electricity generation in the UK has increased from 10TWH in 2010 to almost 54TWH in 2013. As shown in the following figure, UK renewable electricity generation includes: – Hydro – mainly from large schemes built in the 1950’s in Scotland, with a recent investment in smaller run of river schemes; – Landfill gas – increased since the Renewables Obligation (RO) was introduced in 2002, but with limited future growth; – Onshore wind – increased over many years to reach 15TWH in 2013, driven by the RO since 2002; – Offshore wind – increasing from 2012, with future growth expected.
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