Teacher's Energy; a NEED Project


The waste-to-energy facility is due to begin operation in 2018. The building was completed with University of Hull input in the hopes of increasing access to education about renewable energy.

A key element of the new, £200m energy from waste power plant ‘Energy Works’ has been completed, paving the way for new research into renewable energy technologies.

Spencer Group, a multi-disciplinary engineering business, has steered the Energy Works scheme in Hull from concept to delivery and the company is now playing a part in construction of the vast green energy facility.

Up to 150 Spencer Group staff and sub-contractors have been delivering the £35m package of civil and structural works for the green energy power plant. The team has now completed the Energy Academy, a learning, research and development facility created in partnership with the University of Hull.


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Measuring the Potential of Apprenticeships

Posted by Charles Decuir on December 18, 2017 11:00 AM EST
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Apprenticeships have bipartisan support as a promising alternative to bring young people into the workforce, but they are still only a tiny fraction of total job openings in the United States. In this report, co-authored with the Managing the Future of Work Project at Harvard Business School, we assess the potential to expand this approach. Apprenticeships are much more common in Europe than the United States. There has been considerable discussion about expanding this option into new fields, but no comprehensive assessment of the opportunities. To find answers, we examined the skills demanded in job postings for more than 23 million openings in 2016. We identified the underlying skills in apprenticeship roles and looked for similarities in other positions. http://bit.ly/2Cjyi9Q

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Deep in the heart of Austin, Texas, at the Green Tech Media’s U.S. Power and Renewables Summit, the room was buzzing with optimism and enthusiasm as utility company executives, renewable energy developers, regulators, and financiers shared their research and experiences from different angles of the rapidly evolving renewable energy industry.


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Preston High School Career and Technology Education’s electrical and power/energy course participants are building a wind turbine and solar panels on the school property.

The turbine as well as four solar panels were purchased through grant funding.

Supervising teacher Jason Curry said the turbine will take about four-


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Ørsted Cash for College Students

Posted by Web Master 6 on November 6, 2017 12:20 PM EST
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Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education has received a share of £20,000 to help students facing financial hardship.


The money has been donated by Ørsted, formally known as DONG energy, from their Skills Fund allocation, which will help students struggling to pay for travel to and from the Grimsby Institute’s campuses in Grimsby, Immingham and Skegness.



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In the first week of October, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the University of Hull announced that they had teamed up to launch a pioneering £2 million offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) centre of excellence.

What are the key objectives of the Centre and what are the main themes of the work it will carry out? What are the main expected outputs? And in what way will the work carried out at the Centre be of use to the wider offshore wind O&M sector?


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Educate yourself, the C4EE stands ready to help

Posted by Charles Decuir on October 30, 2017 2:05 PM EDT
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The C4EE officially opened a short time ago and is already living up to its billing as the Center for Energy Education.

It started this past week with a photography course coordinated with the center, Roanoke Valley Early College and Halifax Community College.

Photography, you say? Absolutely. As the center pointed out, the name of the course is “Light” and instructor Jörg Brüggemann further defined that “photography is ‘painting with light’ and the solar industry produces electricity from sunlight. Both transform light into something new, something meaningful and usable.”


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Clif Bar & Company announced today it has received two 2017 Green Power Leadership awards—one for Excellence in Green Power Use from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a second for Leadership in Green Power Education from the Center for Resource Solutions.


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At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his next promotion.

Esparza is a 46-year-old mechanic for Evolution Fresh, a subsidiary of Starbucks that makes juices and smoothies. He’s taking a class in industrial computing taught by a community college at a local manufacturing plant in the hope it will bump up his wages.

It’s a pretty safe bet. The skills being taught here are in high demand. That’s in part because so much effort has been put into encouraging high school graduates to go to college for academic degrees rather than for training in industrial and other trades that many fields like his face worker shortages.

Now California is spending $6 million on a campaign to revive the reputation of vocational education, and $200 million to improve the delivery of it.


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Graduate Education for the Energy Transition

Posted by Charles Decuir on October 10, 2017 3:55 PM EDT
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However, there is limited understanding of how these three aspects of the transition – technology, economics, and policy – can work together to hasten the transition. To that end, the University of San Francisco is offering a new, interdisciplinary graduate degreethat focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to work in the rapidly-changing energy economy. The program includes courses on renewable energy technologies, power systems and the grid, renewable energy economics and finance, electricity markets, and energy policy. The curriculum was developed with the help of advisors from government agencies (CAISO and California PUC), PG&E, LBNL, the Nature Conservancy, and the private sector (MCE, SunPower, STEM, Canadian Solar among others).


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