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  • 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

  • VolkerWessels UK

    Supervisory Development Programme

    VolkerWessels UK

    This programme clearly defines the role of a supervisor and also the most common difficulties a supervisor will face. Clear guidelines are given on each topic; together with... Read more

  • ASL Global

    Incident Investigation and Reporting

    ASL Global

    In spite of all our best efforts; incidents and accidents often occur with undesired consequences and; in the worst-cases; cause loss of life. It is vital that all incidents are... Read more

  • VolkerWessels UK

    Equality; Diversity & Inclusion Workshop

    VolkerWessels UK

    The aim of this course is to encourage delegates to examine their own behaviours when dealing with a diverse workforce.

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  • Installation Materials Division

    Surge Protection

    Installation Materials Division

    This seminar will provide: A Guide to BS7671:2008 – Amendment 1 2011 and Surge Protection Devices (SPDs).

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  • Grundfos Pumps Ltd

    Get some off-site insight

    Grundfos Pumps Ltd

    Off-site build has become an important trend that many industries; including the water industry have been moving towards in recent years. This is not surprising due to the myriad of... Read more

  • Comnet Europe

    Introduction to Ethernet & IP

    Comnet Europe

    An introduction to the fundamentals of Ethernet & IP networks; how their addressing systems operate and the connection between them. This 1 hour presentation will benefit attendees... Read more

  • Eunomia Research and Consulting

    Masterclass 1: Introduction to Circular Economy principles – making the business case

    Eunomia Research and Consulting

    Zero Waste Scotland are presenting a series of five Masterclasses for Manufacturing SMEs in Scotland (from February to April 2018) to help develop capacity in Circular Economy business... Read more

  • Installation Materials Division

    Antimicrobial UPVC Cable Containment

    Installation Materials Division

    This seminar will provide an understanding of antimicrobial product manufacture and uses and an insight into UPVC cable containment products commonly manufactured using antimicrobial... Read more

  • Cenex

    Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Masterclass

    Cenex

    The course provides fundamental background and insights into Mobility Electrification and Charging Infrastructure; its procurement; installation and up-keep. It is ideal for a business... 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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