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Make 2024 the ‘Year of Renewables’ with REI’s Accredited Master in Renewable Energy Award

After COP28’s agreement to transition away from fossil fuels, many have hailed 2024 as the year of renewables. In the US, they are forecasting [...]

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Daily News

British Windfarms Contribute Over 50% of UK’s Electricity

Storm Pia’s forceful winds have propelled Britain’s windfarms to achieve a ground-breaking clean energy milestone, with wind turbines contributing over 50% of the nation’s [...]

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Scottish Renewable Sector Sees Huge Growth

Research indicates that employment in Scotland’s renewables sector surged by over 50% in 2021, as reported by the Fraser of Allander Institute. The study [...]

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Renewable Energy Insights

What Happened At COP28?

‘We are living through climate collapse in real time….Earth’s vital signs are failing…but it’s not too late’ – Antonio Guterres – UN Secretary General [...]

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Daily News

Historic Fossil Fuel Agreement Concludes COP28 Summit

The COP28 climate discussions in Dubai concluded with an unprecedented commitment to transition away from all fossil fuels. The president of this year’s UN-sponsored [...]

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El Hierro – A Renewable Energy Haven in the Canary Islands

El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, holds a unique distinction as the only island to operate solely on wind and waterpower for [...]

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UAE’s COP28 Leadership Faces Criticism as Climate Plan Falls Short

The climate plan of the host nation for the COP28 climate summit has been demoted to the lowest category. Climate Action Tracker (CAT), a [...]

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COP28 – 63 Nations Back Reduction in Cooling Emissions

On Tuesday 5th December, 63 nations attending the COP28 summit, including the United States, Canada and Kenya, committed to a ground-breaking initiative at the [...]

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COP 28 Renewable Energy Pledge

On Saturday 2nd December, 118 nations at the UN’s COP28 climate summit have committed to triple the global renewable energy capacity by 2030. This [...]

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COP28 Underway in Expo City, Dubai

Annually, nearly 200 countries convene to determine the global strategy for addressing climate change during the COP (Conference of the Parties) sessions. The term [...]

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Daily News

British Windfarms Contribute Over 50% of UK’s Electricity

Storm Pia’s forceful winds have propelled Britain’s windfarms to achieve a ground-breaking clean energy milestone, with wind turbines contributing over 50% of the nation’s [...]

Read More

Daily News

Scottish Renewable Sector Sees Huge Growth

Research indicates that employment in Scotland’s renewables sector surged by over 50% in 2021, as reported by the Fraser of Allander Institute. The study [...]

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Daily News

Historic Fossil Fuel Agreement Concludes COP28 Summit

The COP28 climate discussions in Dubai concluded with an unprecedented commitment to transition away from all fossil fuels. The president of this year’s UN-sponsored [...]

Read More

Daily News

El Hierro – A Renewable Energy Haven in the Canary Islands

El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, holds a unique distinction as the only island to operate solely on wind and waterpower for [...]

Read More

Daily News

UAE’s COP28 Leadership Faces Criticism as Climate Plan Falls Short

The climate plan of the host nation for the COP28 climate summit has been demoted to the lowest category. Climate Action Tracker (CAT), a [...]

Read More

Daily News

COP28 – 63 Nations Back Reduction in Cooling Emissions

On Tuesday 5th December, 63 nations attending the COP28 summit, including the United States, Canada and Kenya, committed to a ground-breaking initiative at the [...]

Read More

Daily News

COP 28 Renewable Energy Pledge

On Saturday 2nd December, 118 nations at the UN’s COP28 climate summit have committed to triple the global renewable energy capacity by 2030. This [...]

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Daily News

COP28 Underway in Expo City, Dubai

Annually, nearly 200 countries convene to determine the global strategy for addressing climate change during the COP (Conference of the Parties) sessions. The term [...]

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Daily News

Trailblazing Transatlantic Flight Fuelled Only by Sustainable Fuel Lands in US

A pioneering transatlantic journey marked the first instance of a large passenger plane, exclusively fuelled by alternative sources, touching down in the United States. [...]

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Daily News

Indonesia Announces $20 Billion Investment in Renewable Energy

This month, Indonesia unveiled a new investment initiative, the Comprehensive Investment and Policy Plan (CIPP), securing $20 billion from global lenders led by the [...]

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Case Studies

Case Studies

REI Alumni Spotlight – Robert Nyamvumba, DIS Ltd

GMC Achievers & REI Alumni Spotlight Accredited Master in Renewable Energy Award The Renewable Energy Institute (REI) is delighted to focus on the achievements [...]

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Case Studies

REI Alumni Spotlight – Ousmane Sissouma, Associate Engineer, United Nations (Mali)

GMC Certificate Achievers & REI Alumni Spotlight Accredited Master in Renewable Energy Award The Renewable Energy Institute is pleased to focus on the achievements [...]

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Case Studies

REI Alumni Spotlight – Sumanta De, TATA Group

GMC Certificate Achievers & REI Alumni Spotlight Assistant General Manager – Electrical, TATA Group, Sumanta De The Renewable Energy Institute is pleased to focus [...]

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Case Studies

REI Alumni Spotlight – Emilia Groupp, Stanford University

GMC Certificate Achievers & REI Alumni Spotlight PhD Student, Stanford University, Emilia Groupp The Renewable Energy Institute is pleased to focus on the achievements [...]

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Case Studies

REI Alumni Spotlight – Paulina Rakowska, ClimateCare and Natural Capital Partners

GMC Certificate Achievers & REI Alumni Spotlight Director of Portfolio Management, ClimateCare, Paulina Rakowska The Renewable Energy Institute is pleased to focus on the [...]

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Case Studies

REI Alumni Spotlight – ROV Pilot, Bogi Winther

This month, the Renewable Energy Institute is delighted to speak with Bogi Winther, ROV Pilot and Marine Engineer, to hear about his experience of [...]

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Case Studies

REI Alumni Spotlight – Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Nelson Fernandes

This month, the REI is delighted to speak with Nelson Fernandes, Senior Mechanical Engineering undergraduate, to hear about his experience of studying the Online [...]

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Case Studies

REI Alumni Spotlight – The Clinton Foundation, Kyle Coulam

This month, the REI is delighted to speak with Kyle Coulam, Project Manager at the Clinton Foundation’s Climate Initiative, to hear about his experience [...]

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Case Studies

REI Alumni Spotlight – The Energy Saving Trust

This month, the REI sat down with Stewart Muir, Project Manager at The Energy Saving Trust, who attended the Solar Photovoltaic Qualification course at [...]

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Case Studies

REI Alumni Spotlight – Direct Energy, Angela Schorr

The REI this month is delighted to speak with Direct Energy’s Angela Schorr who attended the Electric Vehicles course in New York City. Angela [...]

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Energy Learning Journal

Energy Learning Journal

Design And Implementation of a Solar Wheelbarrow System for Rural Communities in Nigeria

ABSTRACT One of the reasons for the shortage of power supply in rural areas in Nigeria may be connected to its economic implication (it [...]

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Energy Learning Journal

Fracking vs. Renewables?

Learn about energy options with the  Green Energy Consultant Expert Certificate. For more information email training@renewableinstitute.org or phone (UK) 0131 446 9479 The issue [...]

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Energy Learning Journal

Ammonia – The key to unlocking hydrogen’s potential as a low carbon alternative to fossil fuels?

Hydrogen is widely expected to be the energy carrier to replace fossil fuels as renewable energy becomes more prevalent. A good energy carrier needs [...]

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Energy Learning Journal

Hydrogen, a New Energy Vector for a Decarbonised Europe

Introduction Low carbon hydrogen will play a crucial role in Europe’s decarbonised future economy, as shown in many recent scenarios. In a system soon [...]

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Energy Learning Journal

The Green Potential of Singapore’s Energy Industry

    Abstract The Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore is well-known to be a technologically advanced and affluent country. It has a GDP per [...]

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Energy Learning Journal

Solar Power – A Solid Modern Investment

The success of solar photovoltaics in the renewables industry has a simple explanation: sunlight is available all over the world. As photovoltaic cells can [...]

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Energy Learning Journal

Two Systems, One Solution: Transitioning from Residential Traditional String Inverters to DC Converter and Micro-Inverter Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE) solutions in the United States

A growing practice within the United States, and more specifically California, is the installation of solar modules with a tilt with the azimuth to [...]

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Energy Learning Journal

A Solar Powered Computer Lab for Malawi

Project Background Since 2013 The Turing Trust has been delivering computers to several sub-Saharan African countries for ICT skills training in schools and colleges, [...]

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Energy Learning Journal

A Real Look at Change Management for Utility Technology Implementation

Abstract A wealth of literature exists on the need for change management in technology implementations and how deliberate the process needs to be for [...]

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Energy Learning Journal

The Electric Vehicles Industry is Accelerating

The Renewable Energy Institute's (REI) course on Electric Vehicles is open to anyone who is looking to expand their knowledge in this fascinating area. [...]

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Institute Announcements

Institute Announcements Renewable Energy Insights

Make 2024 the ‘Year of Renewables’ with REI’s Accredited Master in Renewable Energy Award

After COP28’s agreement to transition away from fossil fuels, many have hailed 2024 as the year of renewables. In the US, they are forecasting [...]

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Institute Announcements

From Black Friday Chaos to Green Friday Consciousness: Paving the Way for Sustainable Choices

Green Friday, which began in 2015, stands as an opposition to Black Friday, aiming to raise awareness about the adverse effects of societal shopping [...]

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Conferences Institute Announcements

An Extraordinary Success for the 20th European Conference on Refrigeration Technologies

The 20th edition of the renowned European Conference by United Nations and Centro Studi Galileo, which took place this summer at the Politecnico di Milano, [...]

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Institute Announcements Renewable Energy Insights

The Renewable Energy Industry: Employment Opportunities and Increased Demand for Trained Personnel

The renewable energy sector is booming, bringing with it employment opportunities and increased demand for personnel. As more countries commit to reducing carbon emissions, [...]

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Institute Announcements

REI Launches New Global Energy Transition Course

Be part of the journey to net zero with our new course! The Institute is excited to be adding to our wide range of [...]

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Institute Announcements

Renewable Energy Institute Course Taster Session

The Renewable Energy Institute (REI) offers a wide range of state-of-the-art Renewable Energy training courses. The courses are suitable for anyone who would like [...]

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Conferences Institute Announcements

The Renewable Energy Institute’s partnership with Innovation Zero

The Renewable Energy Institute is proud to announce its latest partnership with Innovation Zero.

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Institute Announcements

REI to Host COP27 Roundtable

COP27 is underway in Egypt, with representatives from 190 countries discussing the future of sustainability, renewable energy and the climate emergency. With discussions ranging [...]

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Institute Announcements

What is the Galileo Master Certificate?

The Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) is an internationally recognised certification designed to demonstrate your theoretical and practical knowledge of renewable energy. Participants who take [...]

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Institute Announcements

Join Today: REI’s Expanded Membership Programme Now Open For Applications

The Renewable Energy Institute is delighted to announce the expansion of its Professional Membership Programme as of April 2022. This development forms a key [...]

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Renewable Energy Insights

Institute Announcements Renewable Energy Insights

Make 2024 the ‘Year of Renewables’ with REI’s Accredited Master in Renewable Energy Award

After COP28’s agreement to transition away from fossil fuels, many have hailed 2024 as the year of renewables. In the US, they are forecasting [...]

Read More

Renewable Energy Insights

What Happened At COP28?

‘We are living through climate collapse in real time….Earth’s vital signs are failing…but it’s not too late’ – Antonio Guterres – UN Secretary General [...]

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Renewable Energy Insights

Profile: Shamma Al Mazrui – COP28 Youth Climate Champion

Shamma Al Mazrui was born in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E, in 1993. At the age of 22, shortly after graduating from the University of Oxford, [...]

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Renewable Energy Insights

A Revolution in Solar Power – Perovskite Solar Cells

In the 21st century, solar energy has emerged as one of the most widely embraced methods of energy production. It harnesses the radiant energy [...]

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Renewable Energy Insights

What to expect at COP28

The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) will take place from 30th November – 12th December 2023 in Expo City, Dubai. Marked as the [...]

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Renewable Energy Insights

Can Global Collaboration Get Us To Net Zero?

For most countries around the globe, finances, resources and infrastructure all provide significant barriers to decarbonisation and achieving net zero. Even for the most [...]

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Renewable Energy Insights

The Line: Saudi Arabia’s Sustainable Future

In what could be the modern worlds boldest urban development, “The Line” seeks to redefine what it means to build a city. This project [...]

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Renewable Energy Insights

The Role of Carbon Capture in a Net Zero Future

Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS): the process by which carbon dioxide emissions (produced by burning fossil fuels or by other chemical/biological processes) are [...]

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Renewable Energy Insights

6 reasons why hydropower is the most commonly-used renewable source of electricity

“Hydropower is the forgotten giant of clean electricity, and it needs to be put squarely back on the energy and climate agenda if countries [...]

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Renewable Energy Insights

Simplifying Additional Impact Via Choice Of Renewable Energy

Written by Merve Güngör, Coordinator at EKOenergy ecolabel in association with the Renewable Energy Institute. It can be challenging to comprehend commonly used terminology [...]

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