06 September 2020
The European Energy Centre (EEC-ECT) has been awarded Institute status by the UK Government following its work in accredited renewable energy training and research.
Institute status is only awarded to organisations and bodies who deliver education of the highest standard. In addition to training over 5,000 individuals and companies around the world every year, the EEC-ECT plays a key role in furthering the development of the sector by organising round table events, seminars and knowledge-sharing activities in collaboration with the United Nations UNEP, including a jointly published journal with UNEP. The EEC also works closely with leading researchers and universities around the globe.
Paolo Buoni, Director of the Institute, said: “We are honoured to be recognised as the first Renewable Energy Institute in Europe and in the Western hemisphere. This reaffirms the excellent work that the EEC team has been performing over the past decades in renewable energy training and education all over the world. We are now excited to increase our activities with even further renewable energy training and knowledge-sharing for the benefit of the sector and society as a whole.''
As the Renewable Energy Institute, the EEC-ECT will aim to continue to drive the sector towards the targets that the government and the industry as a whole has set and help professionals work in this field. The Institute’s mission also includes finding new avenues to support the growth of the industry more widely.