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The European Energy Centre (EEC) bridges the gap between industry and academia by bringing together renowned University lecturers and leading organisations in the sector, in order to support knowledge sharing and best practices in the global Renewable Energy Industry. The EEC has provided bespoke training to organisations worldwide in order to support this mission and recently designed a bespoke 2-day training workshop for the global financial news publication, Acuris, in order to strengthen their expertise in Renewable Energy Finance. The EEC has since spoken to Dermot McCloskey regarding his experience on the course. Dermot is the co-head of Research at…
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5 Questions you need to be asking about Electric Vehicles

Renewable Energy Solutions Training EEC
Anyone paying attention to the Engineering and Transport industries will have noticed that the publicity surrounding Electric and Hybrid vehicles has grown hugely of late. With Britain now committed to banning all Diesel and Petrol cars and vans by 2040, Electric car sales in the UK have soared. Figures released by Go Ultra Low suggested have suggested that so far this year, more than 35,000 Electric or Hybrid cars have been sold in the UK, and individuals looking to purchase an Electric Car can still get up to £4500 in subsidies from the government. It’s increasingly clear that Electric Vehicles are set to play a vital role in any sustainable future, and with the EEC’s Electric Vehicles training course coming up soon, the EEC has put together 5 questions professionals working in Transport and Engineering have to start asking about the growth of Electric Cars.
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Can all new cars sold in the UK be Electric by 2040?

Electric Vehicles Training Course with EV car
The great majority of the UK’s private transport capacity consists of cars running on diesel and petrol. The infrastructure put in place to facilitate this represents a very large investment by society over decades. It has become abundantly clear that fuel alternatives are now required, due to the pressing need to cut carbon emissions, reduce pollution from health damaging gases such as nitrous oxides, as well as long-term concerns about the availability and security of supply of liquid transport. Due to the large proportion of total journeys that current car use represents and their accompanying infrastructure, it will not be economically viable to substitute their use with public mass transit in the form of rail and buses, still essential parts of the UK’s low carbon transport infrastructure.
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EEC Training Courses Show it is Possible to Invest into Climate Change Reduction Now

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In looking at the question of financing investing in Climate Change Reduction, we can envisage the Global Carbon Budget [1] in the following simple diagram. ANNUAL GLOBAL CARBON DIOXIDE BUDGET (2006-2015) This diagram showing us an annual rate of emissions and absorption by carbon sinks, and other work by the UNFCCC and other researchers, essentially shows us that as agreed at the Paris Accord (PA) in December 2015, anthropogenic ie man-made emissions must balance carbon sinks which absorb CO2e [2] by 2050 if mankind is to ensure that we do not exceed a 2 °C temperature increase by 2100,…
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The prospects for Energy Efficiency in the UK in light of Brexit

Energy Efficiency in the UK after Brexit
Improving energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective means via which carbon emissions can be reduced and has as important a role to play in helping to avoid the worst aspects of climate change as the switch to renewable energy. In addition to its benefits from a climate perspective there are also great economic dividends to be gained by reducing energy costs and increasing efficiency. The United Kingdom has committed to reducing carbon emissions via the landmark 2008 UK Climate Change Act and as a signatory to the Paris Climate Accord. As well as promoting the use of low carbon technologies for energy generation, the UK government has also promoted energy efficiency via a range of measures. However, there are concerns about the effectiveness and political commitment to such schemes. For example, the target for all new housing in the UK built from 2016 onwards to be zero carbon has been dropped and the Green Deal program has failed to deliver meaningful increases in energy efficiency nationally.
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7 Vital Ways to Improve Your Career Prospects in the Renewable Energy Industry

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The Renewable Energy industry is growing rapidly, and with that comes opportunities for anyone wishing to get ahead in their Renewables career. Whether its s technical role you are looking for, or one that involves renewable energy management, finance or recruitment, these steps will held you succeed. As recommended by EEC Experts, you can follow these 7 simple steps in order to improve your career prospects in the future and put yourself ahead of the curve. 
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EEC Alumnus Spotlight – Ash Penley

ash penley, 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 Ash Penley who runs her own Renewable Energy consultancy business - Greendeal America. Ash has taken various EEC distance learning courses, and has now achieved the Renewable Energy Expert Consultant and Low Carbon Expert Consultant Certificates.
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Renewable Energy Management and Finance course to run in London

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Renewable Energy Management and Finance Course to Run in London Following High-Praise from Attendees in Edinburgh Earlier this Month For more information, or to register your place, please email [email protected] Equipping participants with skills to succeed in the fast-moving arena of finance and management for the Renewables Industry, the European Energy Centre’s (EEC) Renewable Energy Management and Finance Course impressed delegates in Edinburgh earlier this month. With more than 40 years experience in the sector, the EEC works with global authorities, including the United Nations UNEP, and leading universities worldwide to provide professional training courses, with past delegates…
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EEC Alumnus Spotlight – United Nations UNDP, Nar Bahadur Khatiwora

Nar Bahadur Khatiwora - UNDP (GMC Achiever)
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 Nar Bahadur Khatiwora, who attended the Renewable Energy Management and Finance course in London, travelling from the United Nations Development Programme in Bhutan.
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EEC Alumnus Publishes New Educational Book

EEC Member publishes educational book
The EEC, which works with the United Nations Environment Programme and major universities to promote best practice in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, wishes to congratulate Mr Igbo on the publication of his book. "Harnessing the Sun's Energy" is a guide for students and professionals that utilizes research and facts to explore the application and usage of solar/renewable energy sources that will protect our environment for generations to come.
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