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In a meeting at Parliament, the European Energy Centre and the United Nations discuss the future of renewable energy for the country and the creation of green jobs with Energy Minister Jim Mather.

To support green jobs, a green economy and the Green New Deal the EEC has created a Skills Alliance, to provide their internationally recognised Certificate to training course participants to help them enter the green job market.

For information on how to obtain the Certificate visit the EEC course page.



Director of the European Energy Centre collaborates with United Nations UNEP to deliver conferences



EEC joins with United Nations UNEP and Edinburgh Heriot-Watt University to promote green jobs



Meeting at the Parliament - from the left - Paolo Buoni Director, European Energy Centre (EEC); Enrico Buoni General Director, Centro Studi Galileo; Jim Mather, Energy Minister Scottish Parliament; Dr Shende, Head OzonAction, United Nations Environment Programme.


The meeting lead to a Skills Alliance to support green jobs, this resulted in the 14th European Conference on Renewable Energy at Heriot-Watt University organised by the United Nations - UNEP and the European Energy Centre - EEC in January 2011.


The Skills Alliance lead by the European Energy Centre (EEC) brings together leading lecturers, course leaders and experts in the renewable energy field whose areas of expertise include: management, finance, cutting-edge technical knowledge, contracting, maintenance, system design, management, investment for renewable technology.

Up to 5000 technicians succeed in obtaining the EEC Certificate annually, with the knowledge that it is the gateway to a career in the renewable energy sector. Course topics include:

  1. Renewable Energy Management

  2. Finances

  3. Solar Photovoltaic

  4. Wind Power

  5. Heat Pumps

  6. Choosing Best Renewable Energies

  7. Biomass

  8. Legislation

  9. Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)

  10. Electric Vehicles

 Click here for further information.


The United Nations Environment Programme and the European Energy Centre are working together with governments and universities to promote training and education in renewable energy, to help people access jobs in renewable energy.


Head of the United Nations Environment Programme meets with Director of the European Energy Centre    

Sustainable Construction Event – European Energy Centre, UNEP and Edinburgh Napier University


UNEP Head and Director of the EEC at the conference run in cooperation with Edinburgh Napier University.



European Energy Centre (EEC) with Edinburgh Napier University organised an   important event in Sustainable Construction with the United Nations Environment Programme on the 20th January 2011 (photo above, the key players of this important conference).


United Nations UNEP Summit in Bangkok launches the European Energy Centre

United Nations UNEP Summit featuring Renewable Energy training provider the European Energy Centre


United Nations UNEP collaborates Renewable Energy training provider the European Energy Centre

The EEC works with the United Nations (UNEP) and runs Green Energy courses across the UK and globally



United Nations Summit in Bangkok launches the European Energy Centre - UNEP 14th European Conference in Edinburgh (UK), an important hub for renewable energy, where training courses take place during the months of March, April and June 2011.


Above: (from the left) Mr Shende, Head of OzonAction, United Nations  Environment Programme (UNEP); His Excellency Thakur Prasad Sharma, Minister of the Environment for Nepal; Alessandro Giuliano Peru, Italian Ministry of Environment; Didier Coulomb, Director, intergovernmental International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR). Presenting the EEC - UNEP magazine. Source: UNEP OzonAction.

Below: Latest UN Summit in Bangkok on Montreal Protocol MOP22 Source:UNEP OzonAction





Rajendra Shende, Head, OzonAction, United Nations Environment Programme at the European Energy Centre (EEC) Conference at Heriot Watt University.




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