Renewable Energy Transition

Course schedule

Classroom Training:
24 - 28 Jun 2024London5 days£4,250
28 Nov - 2 Dec 2024London5 days£4,250

Please note: prices shown above are exclusive of VAT (20%).

Course Overview

Explore the transition to renewable energy sources with this course, covering the technologies, policies, and economic implications of moving towards a sustainable energy system.

Who Should Attend

  • Energy sector professionals looking to gain insights into renewable technologies and strategies
  • Policymakers, regulators, and government officials aiming to craft supportive renewable energy policies
  • Consultants and strategists advising businesses and communities on energy transition
  • Researchers, academics, and students specializing in energy and sustainability fields
  • NGOs and activists focusing on climate action and sustainable development

Course Outcomes

  • Grasp the significance and urgency of transitioning to renewable energy sources
  • Understand the various types of renewable energy technologies, their advantages, limitations, and applications
  • Evaluate the socio-economic and environmental implications of renewable energy adoption
  • Explore the policies, incentives, and global frameworks supporting the renewable energy shift
  • Design strategies and solutions for successful renewable energy integration in various contexts

Course Topics

Introduction to Renewable Energy

  • Overview of the global energy landscape: Current scenario and future projections
  • The urgency of the energy transition: Climate change energy security and economic considerations
  • Defining renewable energy: Distinguishing from non-renewable sources
  • Renewable vs. non-renewable: Benefits challenges and misconceptions

Types of Renewable Energy

  • Solar energy: Photovoltaic systems solar thermal and utility-scale solar farms
  • Wind energy: Onshore and offshore wind turbines and technological advancements
  • Hydropower: Traditional dams run-of-the-river systems and pumped storage
  • Emerging technologies: Tidal wave geothermal and biomass energy

Socio-economic and Environmental Implications

  • Economic benefits: Job creation cost savings and investment opportunities
  • Environmental benefits: Carbon emissions reduction air quality improvement and biodiversity conservation
  • Challenges and misconceptions: Land use intermittency and storage
  • Case studies: Successful renewable energy transitions across the globe

Policy Incentives and Global Initiatives

  • Role of governments in fostering renewable energy growth
  • Financial incentives: Feed-in tariffs tax credits grants and subsidies
  • Regulatory tools: Renewable portfolio standards net metering and carbon pricing
  • International collaborations: The Paris Agreement SDGs and regional energy alliances

Strategies for Renewable Integration

  • Grid integration: Balancing supply and demand and enhancing grid resilience
  • Energy storage solutions: Batteries pumped hydro storage and thermal storage
  • Localized solutions: Community energy projects and off-grid systems
  • Future trends and innovations in the renewable energy sector

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