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  • Honeywell Building Solutions

    Cyber Security - Advanced Topics

    Honeywell Building Solutions

    A close look at how users, malicious software and professional hackers attack the IT infrastructure. Ways of mitigating these attacks are covered in detail focussing on building systems... Read more

  • University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

    Sustainability Essentials for Business online course

    University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

    This self-paced: online sustainability course helps you cost-effectively educate your team or organisation about global sustainability trends and effective business responses. Ideal for... Read more

  • University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

    Sustainability Essentials for Business online course

    University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

    This self-paced: online sustainability course helps you cost-effectively educate your team or organisation about global sustainability trends and effective business responses. Ideal for... Read more

  • Saint-Gobain PAM UK

    Access Covers and Gratings – Installation – Materials: Methods and Best Practice

    Saint-Gobain PAM UK

    A presentation highlighting the key stages to be considered during the installation of ironwork in the carriageway. How industry standards and specifications that govern them are... Read more

  • Surialke Marketing and Industrial Services

    Surialke MJI 18 Bolt Tension and Pressure Testing Course ASME B31.3

    Surialke Marketing and Industrial Services

    This course is to teach and train Technicians; Supervisors and Managers the safety and correct use of Tensioning and pressure testing equipment; Preparing of procedures according to... Read more

  • The British Gear Association (BGA)

    Wind Turbine Gearbox Technology

    The British Gear Association (BGA)

    The benefits of attending this course include: Gaining increased confidence in diagnosing gearbox failure modes; interpreting condition monitoring data and appreciating potential... Read more

  • Renewable Energy Institute

    Electric Vehicles

    Renewable Energy Institute

    Electric Vehicles are now the focus of private investments; ambitious Government support schemes and consumers looking to make practical decisions for their future. The 2-day Electric... Read more

  • ABB

    MV Protection Applications - Differential Protection

    ABB

    This seminar provides the fundamental knowledge of Differential Protection for electrical equipment in Distribution Networks. This includes the two main types of differential... Read more

  • Salford Professional Development

    Managing Medical Errors - An Overview of the Law Relating to Negligence and Consent to Treatment

    Salford Professional Development

    The NHS aims to prevent clinical negligence; but where it does occur; we should learn lessons to improve patient care as a result. We need to provide incentives for healthcare... Read more

  • National Energy Action

    Fuel Poverty; Health and Getting the Best Energy Deal

    National Energy Action

    This course will provide frontline staff and volunteers with an overview of fuel poverty and how the householder can get the best possible energy deal in terms of tariff; payment option... Read more

  • Installation Materials Division

    BS EN 61439

    Installation Materials Division

    BS EN 61439 is a series of standards to which LV switchgear manufacturers must comply. This course will explain what it is; the various parts; changes since the previous standard and... Read more

  • Spirit Energy

    Introduction to Battery Storage Systems

    Spirit Energy

    This course provides an introductory overview of both residential and commercial battery storage. The course aims to teach basic knowledge of battery storage systems to anyone with... Read more

More information about Energy

The energy sector is a highly innovative and expansive industry with a sustained focus for alternative power sources, renewable energy solutions and the balance between growing energy demands with local global environment challenges. The UK energy sector employs over 680,000 in a varied array of professions, from oil & gas engineers to nuclear scientists. EU Skills Research states the UK will need to employ another 200,000 people by 2023 to keep up with industry growth and demand.

Over the last 10 years, the UK has made a transition from being a net exporter of energy to having more than 25% of UK energy now imported. The main energy sources for the UK are approximated as Natural Gas & Oil (41%), Coal (31%), Nuclear (18%), Renewables (9%) and other (1%).

Renewable Energy Sector

Renewable energy uses the natural environment to make electricity. Renewable energies include include wind, wave, hydro, biomass and solar power. Renewable energy technologies produce approximately 9% of the UK’s electricity, and EU targets mean that this is likely to increase to 30% by 2020. Renewable energy will become a critical player in the strategy to reduce carbon emissions.

Nuclear Energy Sector

Currently, approximately 18% of UK electricity is provided by nuclear power from the use of 19 reactors across 10 locations. By 2025, the UK is expected to be supplied with around 25% of its energy from nuclear power. In June 2011, eight sites across Britain were chosen as locations for new nuclear stations.

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