US awards $53m to advance solar energy technologies

The projects aim to lower the cost of solar power and support a growing workforce

Iraqi officials trained to assess oil-contaminated sites from ISIL conflicts

UN Environment conducted a five-day training workshop and provided portable oil contamination analysers, sampling tools and personnel protective equipment

New York awards $15m for clean energy training

The schemes will support apprenticeships, internships and educational programmes at State University of New York campuses

UK environmental lawyers to train Chinese judges

ClientEarth has organised a week-long set of seminars for more than 300 judges

New digital hub for nuclear capacity building

It focuses on workforce planning, leadership and training to support countries with operating plants and those considering or developing new programmes

Cyber attack training scenario hits energy sector

A cyber security training programme has been launched to help the energy sector defend itself against people trying to hack its systems and damage vital infrastructure. The European Network for Cyber Security’s (ENCS) training casts participants as hackers and defenders in a live attack scenario upon an electricity grid, using a simulated company called Gridnet. […]

UN-Korea announce training for climate action transparency

A new professional training programme on the transparency of climate action and support has been launched. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Republic of Korea Greenhouse Gas Centre have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide professional training on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories to national experts from developing countries. GHG inventories […]

US-China open joint nuclear safety centre

The US and China are working together to improve nuclear security and have officially opened a new facility in Beijing. The Centre of Excellence (COE) will address the East Asian nation’s domestic nuclear security training requirements, providing a forum for bilateral and regional best practice exchanges. It will also serve as a venue for demonstrating advanced […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – Dear energy manager where are you?

Keeping fairly close tabs on the industry, as well as being involved with a range of representative bodies within it, it’s clear that the sector, most particularly on the client side, is leaking talented energy managers. And no disrespect to those working hard in the industry now, they’re desperately needed! OK, I hear you say, […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – A note to CEOs and CFOs about energy training

I’ve worked with many of the leading companies and prominent representative bodies in the energy sector – from forming training strategies to producing specifications for training regimes to scripting courses. And I’ve also been involved in everything from grassroots sessions for people new to the sector to senior-level training to seasoned professionals. I probably enjoy […]