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International Conference Makes New Green Deal a Reality

14th European Conference in Renewable Energy
At the recent Bangkok UN Summit 2010, the United Nations launched the 14th European Conference in Renewable Energy, taking place in Edinburgh at Heriot-Watt University. The Conference on the Latest Technologies in Renewable Energy, Applications in Heating and Cooling - to lower CO2 emissions is organised by the European Energy Centre (EEC) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the intergovernmental International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR). At the UN Summit in Bangkok, Leaders and Ministers from the 180 countries who are signatories to the UNs Kyoto and Montreal Protocols, were presented with a copy of the Special International Issue UNEP-EEC of Industria & Formazione.
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Getting Ready for Renewable Energy

The meeting lead to a Skills Alliance to support green jobs
The "Getting Ready for Renewable Energy- GND" is an important international conference which took place in the Indian city of Pune in December. By putting into practice the aims of the ‘Green New Deal’ – GND – the conference explored the opportunities for partnership between Europe and India in the expanding field of renewable energies. The GND is the solution to both the economic and environmental challenges the world faces today. Investment and development in new renewable technologies will both contribute to the reduction of climate change whilst creating economic growth through the trade and employment opportunities created. The conference was organised by the European Energy Centre (EEC), Centro Studi Galileo[iii], the Indian association TERRE and the Associazione Tecnici Italiani del Freddo. Building upon the outcomes of the 13th European conference - which EEC and CSG chaired in partnership with the United Nations earlier this year - this conference directly addressed the Indian Government’s desire to collaborate with international institutions to implement the ‘National Action Plan on Climate Change’.
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UNEP and EEC Launching the Green New Deal in the UK

EEC UNEP Publications
The prestigious conference ‘Getting Ready for Renewable Energy – Green New Deal’ run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Energy Centre (EEC) will take place at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, with a number of high profile delegates and speakers from around the world expected to attend. The conference is organized by the EEC in cooperation with Centro Studi Galileo, the Indian association TERRE, the Associazione Tecnici Italiani del Freddo, and the Intergovernmental International Institute of Refrigeration. Building upon the outcomes of the 13th European conference, this event will directly address the Governments’ desire to collaborate with international institutions to push on Renewable Energy Applications.
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Renewable Energy courses: Two Leading Training Providers Join Forces

EEC International Conferences
The European Energy Centre (EEC) – well known for the strong collaboration with the UNITED NATIONS in organising European Conferences and courses on the GREEN NEW DEAL - has just partnered with Business Edge Ltd to launch a series of courses in Scotland and England that will bring professionals up to speed on the latest advances in energy efficient refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pumps and renewable energy. The sessions will also help people to take advantage of the world’s first tariff scheme for owners of renewable heating equipment and help people to invest wisely in renewable energy. A surge of interest in all areas of renewable energy, coupled with new EU and UK regulations have led to huge demand from technicians who want to train or retrain in refrigeration, air conditioning and renewable energy.
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Business Opportunities for 2016 and Beyond

European Projects Technicians learning
With an expected agreement at the United Nations Conference in Paris this month to decide on future energy policy, it is vital for professionals to be aware of the latest changes in government regulations in order to take a competitive advantage into the start of 2016. The fast pace of the Energy sector requires professionals within and affiliated to the industry to keep up to date with the latest opportunities for investment and financing, along with the available support schemes for upcoming renewable energy projects. Regarding such investments, decision-makers require the knowledge to be able to make informed…
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Carbon Finance is changing the Low-Carbon Landscape for Professionals

EEC training course, Renewable Electrics
As we approach the deadlines for the EU 2020 energy targets, the topic of Carbon Management and ensuing strategies to offset carbon emissions have taken on even greater significance for global businesses. Major changes will be necessary across the economy, not just in the energy sector itself. Decision-makers within small, medium and large organisations now need to be aware of the requirements for carbon reduction commitments and effects of carbon management and trading strategies.
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How can professionals decide which technology to invest in?

Renewable Energy training courses
The topic of clean energy and a global sustainable future is at the forefront of people’s minds, both at a personal and organisational level. While it is clear that we will not be able to rely on fossil fuels for much longer, it is much harder to sift through the literature and statistics on the latest renewable low-carbon energy strategies in order to make an informed decision on the best route to investments. Every week it seems, we are told about the benefits of the newest technologies, we get updated on changes in government incentives, and receive conflicting information about Payback times and the long-term prospects for investments. Of course, it is important to be aware of the options available but it is becoming even more important now to know exactly which options to choose and when depending on the project or client.
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Hundreds of Professionals Awarded Renewable Energy Expert Status

Hundreds of Professionals Awarded Renewable Energy Expert Status
224 professionals were awarded internationally recognised renewable energy certificates last summer, by attending courses held at Edinburgh Napier University. Funding has enabled participants to receive discounts on courses organised by the European Energy Centre, as well as opportunities for fully-funded pathways. The European Energy Centre (EEC) works alongside the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to promote best practice in renewable energy to a wide spectrum of professionals and technicians as well as those aspiring to work in the environmental sector.
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EEC Alumnus Spotlight – Andrea Teruel Diaz

Andrea Teruel Diaz, EEC participant
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 Andrea Teruel Diez who is a Project Manager with RemedX Remediation Services Inc. Andrea has taken a total of three EEC distance learning courses, and has now achieved the Renewable Energy Expert Certificate.
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Energy Efficiency: An outlook on the sector

Energy efficiency labelling
(This link will direct you to the European Centre of Technology's website) In order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change global carbon emissions must be reduced substantially over the coming decades (United Nations, 2013). Increasing energy efficiency, reducing the amount of energy required to provide products and services, can lead to substantial reductions in carbon emissions in conjunction with the adoption of low carbon forms of energy generation such as various renewable technologies (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2013). As well as its benefits in terms of reducing carbon emissions energy efficiency can have substantial economic benefits, for example, renewable energy and energy efficiency installation in the United States now employs more people than...
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