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Transatlantic Collaboration Between the EEC and The George Washington University

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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(This link will direct you to the Energy Learning Journal) Gillian Harrison, PhD in low carbon technologies, is a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Transport Studies supporting EU Horizon 2020. In this article she discusses what an electric vehicle (EV) is, 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

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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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EEC provides customised training on Renewable Energy Finance

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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

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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?

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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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