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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 EEC European Energy Centre Training Education
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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EEC International Conferences
(This link will direct you to the European Centre of Technology website) GBE factory project invites you to the International Conference entitled Enterprises for green tourism development to be held on the 9th of May 2014 in Albena – Bulgaria. The main purpose of the conference is to highlight the role of green tourism. Thus, it aims to focus not only on the field of renewable energy, but also the sustainable development of local tourism as well. That is why it aims to highlight the future of energy sustainability as well; a future in which the world’s entire population would have access to modern, efficient and affordable energy...
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Concerns over UK skills shortage in Renewable Energy

Solar Electrics Equipment on Renewable Energy Courses
Organisations Seek Targeted Courses to Become More Competitive and Improve Renewable Energy Skills. Bespoke training for staff sets companies apart from the competition. More people than ever in the UK are deciding to insulate themselves from future rises in fossil fuel prices by installing renewable energy devices. Although this sounds like great news for the renewable energy sector as a whole, there exists fierce competition between firms working in what is a relatively young industry compared with
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