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The United Nations Environment (UNE) works with EEC Honorary Director, Government Bodies and Local Representatives to introduce Green Training across the Gulf

EEC Honorary director conducts training
In an ongoing global training project, Honorary Director of the European Energy Centre (EEC) Doctor Marco Buoni is working alongside the United Nations Environment (UNE), local and state Governments and environmental agencies to develop and expand a programme for Green Training in the Gulf Region. This month, Dr Buoni met with colleagues from UNE and representatives from Tunisia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar with the aim of creating the first blueprints for official National Certification Schemes for each of these countries. The adoption of such a scheme is intended to promote the uptake of training for the Energy Efficiency sector in the Gulf Region, in line with the commitments of these nations to improve their environmental standards.
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EEC Alumnus Spotlight – the MET Office, Marc David

MET Office Participant REM
The European Energy Centre (EEC) is pleased to focus on the achievements of those who have attended EEC courses and attained the internationally recognised 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 Marc David, who attended the Renewable Energy Management and Finance course in London from the MET Office.
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Policies, politics and Electric Vehicles: where are we up to in the UK?

Electric Vehicles Training Course with EV car
There has undoubtedly been an increasing buzz around Electric Vehicles of late. For those of us within the industry, who have been both anticipating and facilitating the switch for years, this is no surprise and is just one more step forward in an inevitable process. However now, with the Government in the UK announcing the actual ban of sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040, the discussion about Electric Vehicles has become more mainstream, and change more definite. With a date now in place (albeit later than some of us would have liked), there is acceptance that Electric Vehicles will be the future. Electric Vehicles manufacturing is on the up, knowledge about Electric Vehicles is increasing amongst the public, and career opportunities in the Sustainable Transport sector are booming.
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Transatlantic Collaboration Between the EEC and The George Washington University

Renewable Energy training course with participants and lecturer
Last month the European Energy Centre (EEC) continued its transatlantic collaboration with The George Washington University by delivering yet another hugely successful Renewable Energy Market Trends and Finance 2-day short course in Washington D.C. In line with demand, the next series of this course has now been scheduled to take place. It is no secret that the Global Energy Sector is rapidly moving towards Renewables, and the EEC is proud to work with GWU to support individuals building a career in the Renewables industry. The Renewable Energy Market Trends and Finance course, which is taught by two outstanding lecturers from GWU, has specifically been designed to teach participants about Renewable Energy Market Trends, and the best ways to Finance Renewable Energy Projects.
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BBC Studios welcome EEC for talk on Electric Vehicles

EEC at the BBC
The European Energy Centre (EEC) was this week invited to deliver an exclusive talk on Electric Vehicles at the BBC studios in Salford, Manchester. The talk was given as part of the BBC’s Blue Room Sustainability Season, a site-wide event intended to ensure that BBC employees are up-to-date and aware of the latest in sustainable living and technology. The EEC is proud to promote knowledge sharing and best practice in relation to all Green Energy Technologies and works with Leading Experts and associations worldwide, including the United Nations UNEP, to distribute the latest research, information and training to individuals around the world.
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EEC Alumnus Spotlight – BNY Mellon, Nancy Jones

BNY Mellon Participant REM
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 Nancy Jones, who attended the Renewable Energy Market Trends and Finance course in Washington D.C.
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Representatives from the National Grid and the NHS attend EEC course to upskill on Electric Vehicles

Course Participants EEC
With the Government committed to banning the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2040, career opportunities in the Electric Vehicles sector will grow rapidly in the coming years. To support industry demand for specialists in this area, earlier this year the EEC was delighted to deliver the comprehensive 2-day Electric Vehicles Training Workshop at the University of London. The course was taught by a leading Expert in the sector, and participants were guided through a combination of interactive activities, Case Study examples and class discussions.
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The Age of the Electric Car?

Electric Vehicles sales
(This link will direct you to the Energy Learning Journal) A leading Expert from the University of Leeds discusses what is an electric vehicle (EV), how owning an EV may differ from our current conventionally fuelled personal passenger cars, and what we should expect in an age of the electric car. In 2016, worldwide stock of electric vehicles (EV) rose over 2 million, currently with 750,000 sales in that year alone (IEA 2016). Although varying across countries, Norway by far leads the world in electrifying its fleet with a 29% share of new registrations, due to a series of political efforts. Many countries have ambitious targets for...
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A discussion on the application of Electric Vehicles to Taxi Cab Fleets

Cashflow and Present Value
The sharp rise in the use of Electric Vehicles has important consequences for the United States, Europe and emerging economies worldwide: this week it has been estimated that by 2025, 1 in 6 cars sold worldwide will be Electric. Electric Vehicles provide an opportunity for countries to reduce their emissions and build towards a sustainable future, and the fast growth of this sector means that there are a wide range of employment opportunities available. Two of the EEC’s leading Experts have discussed the potential for Electric Vehicles to be used in taxi cab fleets, specifically focusing on Brazil, with lessons that can be translated to countries worldwide.
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SECAM Conference 2019

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The first international conference on Sustainable Energy and Climate in African Municipalities (SECAM 2019) will take place from 22nd to 25th of October 2019 at the ENSTP (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Travaux Publics); Yaoundé, Cameroon.Local authorities, business leaders and experts from Africa and other sustainable energy and climate research institutions throughout the world will gather in Yaoundé from 22nd to 25th of October 2019 at the ENSTP (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Travaux Publics) to discuss ways to increase access to quality, affordable housing for every household in the African municipalities. The Conference will also look to improve public and scientific knowledge about the following UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): (Goal 7) Affordable and Clean Energy, (Goal 11) Sustainable Cities and Communities, (Goal 12) Responsible Production and Consumption, (Goal 13) Climate Action.
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