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Renewable Energy Institute – Independent Educational Body for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Sectors

Our Mission

“Promoting knowledge-sharing and best practice in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency with leading universities and the United Nations (UNEP) through professional Training Courses, Qualifications, Conferences, Publications, European Projects, Global Partnerships, Membership Programmes and the Internationally Recognised Galileo Master Certificate.”

Training Courses and Qualifications

The Renewable Energy Institute has been running training courses since 1975 and has a wealth of experience in education for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency sectors.

The professional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency training courses are organised in collaboration with leading European and International Universities.

Participants benefit from the practical and theoretical knowledge of a range of renewable energy and energy efficiency systems, taught by University professors and leading experts in their field with more than 30 years of theoretical and practical experience. The teaching materials are designed to inform participants how to succeed in the Renewable Energy industry.

The Renewable Energy Institute is an Independent Professional Body and trains around 5000 individuals a year in over 300 training courses at 21 universities across the world.

Galileo Master Certificate (GMC)

Galileo Master CertificateThe internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) is awarded to successful course participants, as important evidence of the theoretical and practical skills required of professionals and quality technicians in the industry. It provides a clear gateway to a career in the renewable energy sector.

The teaching, which leads to the GMC, is based on the European Project EMTEU (Energy Management Technician in Europe).

Previous participants of our courses include representatives from NY Power Authority, Energy Saving Trust, Ford Motor Company, the BBC and African Development Bank amongst others.

The list of some of the participants who have been awarded the GMC can be viewed here

International Conferences and Summits

REI International ConferencesThe Renewable Energy Institute organises leading Conferences, Summits and Round Tables, with the support of European Governments and in partnership with the United Nations (UNEP) and the intergovernmental IIR, on the latest technologies in renewable energy and energy efficiency across Europe and internationally.

Participants of the Summits include leading researchers, authorities from universities, Members of the European Parliament, European Commission, Greenpeace, Presidents of leading organisations and intergovernmental Institutes such as the IIR, the American ASHRAE, AHARI, the Chinese CAR, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment and AREA which represents 130,000 professionals working in the sector.

We bring together leading experts and researchers to share knowledge and ideas over a stimulating programme of events and activities.

Strong cooperation with leading Renewable Energy experts from the major institutions have also resulted in the creation of a series of free Training Webinars.

Publications  United Nations (UNEP) – The Renewable Energy Institute

ISI International UNEP JournalThe Renewable Energy Institute works with the United Nations UNEP to produce a series of publications and articles detailing and disseminating the latest technical innovations on renewable energy and energy efficiency to professionals across the world.

The official technical journal of the REI is Energy Learning – a leading journal launched to run parallel to the International Special Issue (ISI), published in print by the Renewable Energy Institute and the United Nations UNEP.

To access the Energy Learning Journal please visit

European Projects

EMTEU European TrainingThe Renewable Energy Institute is at the forefront of innovation in the energy sector. The REI actively participates and shapes European Projects at the EU level for the benefit of the Community Member States. For more information visit European Projects

Professional Membership Programmes

REI Membership LogoRecent research carried out by the The Renewable Energy Institute showcased the increasing importance for energy professionals to keep up to date with the latest technology, innovation, networking and recognition with the sector.

This gap has been filled by the global Renewable Energy Professional Membership Programme. Visit for more details or email

Global Partnerships

Institutional Partners 14th ConferenceThe Renewable Energy Institute has always been a centre for international partnerships with government organisations, universities, research institutes and the industry. The REI is always keen to expand this network further to disseminate knowledge and education in renewable energy and energy efficiency throughout local communities worldwide.


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