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Latest Renewable Energy News from the Renewable Energy Institute. Working in partnership with the United Nations (UNEP) and major universities the REI is an Independent Professional Body that promotes best practice in renewable energy and energy efficiency through renewable energy training courses and global conferences.

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    Let your voice be heard at COP26!

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    Green Hydrogen Energy has been identified as one of the solutions to meeting the zero-emissions target outlined in the Paris Agreement. Governments worldwide are now including Hydrogen as part of their strategies to reduce greenhouse emissions, and the energy source is also highlighted as a priority in the European Green Deal to achieve a sustainable circular economy. The Renewable Energy Institute, award-winning for continuous work on knowledge-sharing and professional training in Renewable Energy worldwide, has launched the first Accredited Hydrogen Energy course available to be studied online on-demand. This course provides participants from all over the world with the opportunity to study the latest knowledge in the industry at their own pace, across all time zones.
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    Youth and the Climate Crisis – Exploring Attitudes and Opportunities

    Green jobs for youth
    With many longer-term climate targets in place for 2050 and beyond, it is clear that the impacts and possible benefits of these targets will be witnessed mainly by younger generations. Fortunately, there is a lot of evidence to show that these generations are engaging in the discussion surrounding climate change and Net Zero. Whether this is attendance at high profile climate events or simply engaging in discussions and research, such as a recent survey carried out by the Renewable Energy Institute, we can see that young people across the world are interested in these issues and want to be part of the solution. But what opportunities are there for young people if they want to take this further and build their careers in the renewable energy industry? And what barriers might be standing in their way of doing so?
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    COP26 Roundtable Hosted by The Renewable Energy Institute

    COP26 Roundtable
    The goal of the October COP26 Summit in Glasgow is to bring countries together to accelerate their 2030 lower-emissions targets, and discuss how they align with global mid-century net-zero targets. The Renewable Energy Institute is proud to present its expert-led Roundtable to discuss the key goals as outlined by COP26. In this Roundtable, esteemed panelists Jon Clipsham, John Wilson, Scott Sklar, Rohit San, and Bill Senior tackle a variety of hot topics in the industry. From micro-grids and Electric Vehicles to Carbon Capture and Hydrogen technologies, our experts explore how we can assist the global effort to achieve net-zero in…
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    COP26 – What are the Goals & What Can We Do?

    The Institute is actively working with COP26 and is running events in conjunction with the Summit: COP26 Roundtable and Smart Campus Cloud Network, an official side event of COP26. The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, is set to take place in Glasgow between 31st October and 12th November 2021. The Conference brings together leaders from around the world to set out and accelerate ambitious goals for reaching carbon neutrality. There is a long way to go in the race to net-zero, decarbonisation, and tackling the devastating effects of climate change. Whilst countries around the world have…
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    9 Reasons Wind Power is Still the Future of Green Energy

    Wind Turbines
    Wind Power is one of the oldest energy sources harnessed by humans. Early windmills used wind to crush grain or pump water. Now, modern wind turbines use wind to generate over 12% of the world’s electricity, with just over 743GW of wind power capacity worldwide. This helps the world to avoid over 1.1 billion tonnes of CO2 annually – equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of South America [1]. As one of the fastest-growing and most efficient energy sources in the world, it’s important to understand the key advantages of Wind Power to be able to leverage its usage in…
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    Renewable Energy Institute shines spotlight on global awareness in 2021

    Sustainability Plan for Employees
    With COP26 increasingly visible on the horizon, paired with the UN’s recent warning of a climate “code red for humanity,” the topic of renewable energy & green technology is playing on the minds of many. But how do the general public feel about the reality of how renewable energy can be incorporated into our lives and allow us to progress towards Net Zero goals? In a recent survey, designed to assess general awareness surrounding renewable energy, the Renewable Energy Institute (REI) asked the public to give us their opinions on a range of questions regarding the implementation of renewable energy and green technology in everyday life. The survey was designed to find out about people's interest in renewable energy and sustainability according to different demographics and was made available to a wide audience across our social media channels and mailing lists. We wanted to hear from everyone, whether they had never really thought much about renewable energy before, or whether they have an ongoing interest or career in the sector.
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    Ammonia – The key to unlocking hydrogen’s potential as a low carbon alternative to fossil fuels?

    Renewable Energy Institute - Renewable Energy System Training
    Hydrogen is widely expected to be the energy carrier to replace fossil fuels as renewable energy becomes more prevalent. A good energy carrier needs to be easy and cheap to transport between producers and end-users. Unfortunately, hydrogen has a very low bulk density that makes it prohibitively expensive to transport over long distances, limiting its widespread adoption. Ammonia (NH3) provides a potential solution and could enable the worldwide trade of renewable energy. Low carbon hydrogen – Cheap to make but often, not where you need it The cheapest method of producing hydrogen is by chemically reacting natural gas (CH4) with…
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    Renewable Energy Institute Hosts 19th European Conference with United Nations (UNEP)

    For nearly 45 years, the Renewable Energy Institute has worked together with the United Nations Environment Programme and intergovernmental organisations to promote environmental awareness and good practice in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. On 10th-11th June this year, the UN-REI-CSG’s 19th European Conference gathered delegates from the European Commission and Parliament, UNIDO, FAO, and international government bodies such as ATF, JSRAE, and AREA among others; as well as researchers and industry experts, at the Polytechnic University of Milan to discuss the latest developments in renewable energy and decarbonisation. Specific focus was put on technology involving heating and cooling. Improving the technology for Energy Storage and …
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    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 dominated by variable renewables such as solar and wind, hydrogen links electricity with industrial heat, materials such as steel and fertiliser, space heating, and transport fuels. Furthermore, hydrogen can be seasonally stored and transported cost-effectively over long distances, to a large extent using the existing natural gas infrastructure. Green hydrogen in combination with green electricity has the potential to entirely replace hydrocarbons, although blue hydrogen will help meeting hydrogen demand in the short to medium term.
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    Hydrogen Energy – Is It Worth the Hype?

    (Renewable Energy Institute) A Hydrogen Container. Learn more on our Hydrogen Energy course
    WHAT IS HYDROGEN? Hydrogen is a zero-carbon fuel that produces only water as a by-product when consumed in a fuel cell. Hydrogen energy is produced from a variety of domestic resources including natural gas, biomass, solar power, wind power, nuclear power, and water electrolysis. Hydrogen’s zero-carbon waste and variety of use make it an attractive option for fuel in transportation and electricity generation, as well as for ammonia production and product refinement. It has been embraced as the “clean fuel of the future” by lobbyists over recent years. There are three main types of Hydrogen. Firstly, ‘grey’…
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    The Institute shares results of independent research on Global Energy Awareness ahead of COP26