Renewable Energy Training Articles

  • Powering Renewable Programs: The Utility Perspective

    When considering how to build out a renewable energy portfolio, there are a lot of factors and many points of view to consider. For purposes of this narrative, we will take the point of view of the electric utility itself. Your electricity providers are quite familiar with the concept of a “smart grid.” According to the Department of Energy (DOE), a smart grid “generally refers ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Diversity and convergence: the 2016 Energy Barometer

    Energy professionals are a pretty diverse lot: engineers, managers, planners, finance people, lawyers and others. Lots of different perspectives but some remarkably convergent views have emerged from the 2016 Energy Barometer survey of 438 members of the Energy Institute. And the points on which they agree could be seen ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • The unconventional wisdom on renewable energy and investment

    Over the summer, there has been a loud buzz in the media about the need for research and development that would lead to a breakthrough in the cost of clean energy technologies. Financial Times commentator Martin Wolf called for a “moonshot to save the planet” building on the proposal ...

  • Vancouver to go 100 per cent renewable - Mayor Gregor Robertson expands on goal to become world`s greenest city

    It may have left everyone not from Vancouver green with envy, but Mayor Gregor Robertson got elected by promising to make Vancouver the “greenest city in the world.” The city already ranks second in Canada and the U.S., according to the Green City Index. Vancouver even has a ...


    By Green Energy Futures

  • Recent testing, training, and research conducted at Ohmsett - The national oil spill response research & renewable energy test facility

    Abstract Ohmsett, The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility, plays a critical role in developing the most effective response technologies, as well as training first responders with the most realistic training available, enabling a rapid and efficient response to an actual spill. The facility provides a crucial intermediate step between small-scale bench ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Energy and Climate Change – pillars for success at COP21

    A peak in global energy-related emissions could be achieved as early as 2020 and at no net economic cost, the International Energy Agency says in its new World Energy OutlookSpecial Report on Energy and Climate Change. ‘The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • FEMP Publishes Aspinall Courthouse - Case Study

    The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) announces the publication of Aspinall Courthouse: GSA’s Historic Preservation and Net-Zero Renovation. This case study documents the effort of the U.S. General Services ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Developing global energy best practices case study

    Challenge: A leading global beverage company plans to grow its business without increasing carbon emissions. This “grow-the-business, not-the-carbon” plan targets reductions in emissions by incorporating energy efficiency projects/practices and the use of innovative technologies (e.g. renewable energy) across its global manufacturing footprint. In 2009, the company ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Top 5 Climate and Energy Stories for 2014

    The U.S. energy picture has shifted dramatically in recent years. The country is currently enjoying booming domestic energy production from multiple sources. And yet, signs of uncertainty abound, especially with mounting climate risks and some energy sectors thriving more than others. We will be watching President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday to hear ...

  • Global energy outlook

    Q. The energy sector is facing an ‘energy trilemma’ – of affordability, security of supply, and decarbonisation. Can you outline ExxonMobil’s perspective on this issue? A. We believe the place to start in all energy discussions is with recognition of the fundamental and universal human need for energy. Energy drives development and sustains human progress around ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • 5 Big Energy Stories of 2013

    The U.S. is awash in oil and natural gas. China’s air pollution is so bad some cities were nearly shut down. A massive typhoon wreaked havoc in the Philippines. These are some of the top stories of the past 12 months. Amid these developments, however, there are signs that some businesses, consumers, and governments are moving toward a growing understanding of the risks of climate change. ...

  • 4 Reasons renewable energy is ready for the president’s climate action plan

    The White House’s climate action plan aims to transform the U.S. electricity system in the coming decades. The President directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and implement standards to reduce carbon dioxide ...

  • 4 lessons in renewable energy planning: The Philippine Experience

    When it comes to renewable energy, the Philippines is one of the world’s more ambitious countries. The country set out to triple its share of renewable energy by 2030 based on 2010 levels. The Philippines has one of Asia’s highest electricity rates, in part due to high costs of importing fossil fuels. Enhancing the country’s energy security and keeping power costs down have been ...

  • 5 Achievements from Germany’s “Energiewende”

    Germany is in the midst of an unprecedented clean energy revolution. Thanks to the “Energiewende,” a strategy to revamp the national energy system, Germany aims to reduce its overall energy consumption and move to 80 percent renewable energy by 2050. The country has already made considerable progress toward achieving this ambitious goal. In fact, other ...

  • EI exports future skills expertise to the Middle East and Nigeria

    The EI has developed two new overseas branches, in the Middle East and Nigeria, to serve members locally and further to spread its professional recognition and good practice messages. Here, local Business Development Managers Maria Blakley and (below) Yewande Abiose describe how the new branches aim to influence education, training and careers matters locally. It will be no surprise to many to ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Climate Change Adaptation in Grenada. Water Resources, Coastal Systems and Renewable Energy

    This study serves as a starting point for the development of a more in-depth and comprehensive analysis of climate change impacts and adaptation programmes for Grenada and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The study focuses on three priority areas: water resources, coastal ecosystems and renewable energy ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A special look at Kuwait: How renewable energy can serve as a compliment to the oil & gas industry

    Considering growing energy demand and the increasing cost of fossil fuels, many countries have felt the pinch and are either looking into alternative energy options or using them already. One of these countries includes the big oil producer Kuwait. Kuwait has joined a club of renewable energy promoters and recently began shifting its focus to renewable energies for the purpose of reducing the ...

  • Designing a sustainable hydrogen energy economy

    A general vision of a sustainable energy economy relying substantially on hydrogen produced from renewables is sketched as a potential solution to the twin global crises of climate change and depleting oil reserves. Core differences between this 'sustainable hydrogen economy' (SHE) and the original hydrogen economy (HE) proposed in the early 1970s are discussed. In transport, rather than posing a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The right mix: the Philippines achieving its renewable energy goals

    The global energy system is undergoing a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. There are clear signs that the pace of change is accelerating. 2009 was the second year in a row that more money was invested worldwide in renewable electricity generation projects than in fossil fuel-powered plants, according to data published by the United Nations. Developing countries, especially in ...

  • Energy efficiency, the Nerd

    The renewable energy business has done a remarkable job at positioning itself in the public psyche as the ‘it girl’ of our era.  Just about everyone – politicians, celebrities, major industries – likes to be seen as pro-renewable. But if renewable energy is the girl that everyone wants to be ...

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