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"Over several years of working with Centro Studi Galileo we have been impressed with CSG's ability to provide courses designed and customised for our firm’s needs, facilitated by academic experts in the field and all carried out within our own premises in order to ease the logistical pressures that training personnel on this scale often brings.
Centro Studi Galileo has certified our courses by providing all participants a certificate of completion.”
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NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization:
“I would like to underline the instructors’ high level of preparation, alongside their good spirit of collaboration, dedication, flexibility and professionalism”
(Ms Lorenza Vecchio, Civilian Human Resources Management, JFC HQ Naples, NATO).
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Training Course Survey Results
In September 2013, as an Independent Professional Body for Education in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Sectors, the European Energy Centre (EEC) commissioned a survey on the organisation's training courses.
The survey was distributed to a random selection of past participants on the organisation’s training courses.
The results of the survey found that over 95% of participants would recommend the EEC training courses to a friend or complete another course themselves whilst over 80% believe the course to significantly benefit their job or career prospects.
A full report on the survey can be found here - EEC Survey Report
The Renewable Heat Incentive
As part of the European Galileo Project you can become a Renewable Heat Incentive industry expert by completing the RHI Expert Pathway Certificate. Successful participants of the RHI Pathway gain the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate and the RHI Expert Certificate.
The UK has made a legal commitment to meeting 15% of “energy demand from renewable sources by 2020” (Gov.UKa, 2013). As part of which, the Renewable Heat Incentive [RHI], “the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat”, is part of government policy to increase the amount of energy generated from renewable sources (Gov.UKb, 2013).
Held at the
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI)
photos taken at the Energy Efficiency in Buildings course run by the European Energy Centre (EEC)
Fracking vs. Renewables?
The issue of ‘Hydraulic Fracturing’ or ‘Fracking’ for short, is currently receiving a great deal of media attention and has been seen as both a panacea to concerns about energy availability and prices domestically and internationally and conversely as an ecologically damaging, polluting and unnecessary industry. Renewable energy technologies are also often seen in very binary terms; as either an ecological panacea or as money making scams that damage landscapes. The issue of ‘fracking vs. renewables’, as clearly put forward in a recent Guardian article (Williams, 2013) is most definitely not a case of either/or. In order to evaluate the issues involved, what is meant by each term must be defined and the various benefits and limitations of each examined in relation to the wider energy context.
The Energy Bill
A piece of legislation is currently going through the UK Parliament that has been described as “probably the most significant development in the UK's energy market since privatisation in 1989” (Pinsent Masons, 2013). The ‘Energy Bill’ covers a comprehensive range of aspects of energy policy across the UK, such as making provision for the setting of a decarbonisation target with the purpose of reforming the electricity market to promote the generation of low carbon electricity and addressing issues of security of supply. The bill also tackles the subject of nuclear power, government infrastructure - for instance government pipe-line and storage systems - and a variety of other regulatory issues.
The bill was introduced to the House of Commons in November of last year by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey. The bill is designed to “establish a legislative framework for delivering secure, affordable and low carbon energy” (DECC a, 2013) [the Department of Environment & Climate-Change]; due to its complexity and the range of issues that it affects, a range of measures of secondary legislation will also be added to complement different aspects of the bill.