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Renewable Energy and Sustainability

Renewable Energy and Sustainability

Glynd┼Ár University Certificate of Continuing Education (Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies)

The race to develop effective and economically sustainable renewable energy programmes has made renewable energy one of the fastest growing job markets in the UK. RenewableUK, the UK's leading not for profit wind and marine energy trade association reported that the wind energy industry has already created nearly 12,000 jobs in the UK with an investment of £5 billion in the economy and is set to employ up to 90,000 people by 2020 (Representing projects worth in excess of £50 billion).

Climate change, global warming, and pollution control are one of the biggest challenges facing the world. One of the key priorities to tackle them is to cut carbon emission from new and old buildings as they account for about half of the greenhouse gases. The UK Government is committed to achieving zero carbon standards for all new homes by 2016 but the Welsh Government via its Wales Low/Zero Carbon Hub (ie: Welsh group containing key members of the building industry, housing, and voluntary sectors) has announced plans that will see the region lead the way in new green homes, setting the UK's highest energy efficiency standards to date.

Starting this year, new flats and homes in Wales will have to employ a range of innovative technologies including heat pumps, photovoltaics, solar hot water and better insulation to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel bills. There are ambitious investment plans in a demonstrable market and a political imperative to succeed in order to meet the Kyoto Agreement.

As a consequence, a new generation of informed managers, engineers, and technicians are required to develop a new approach to energy needs and sustainable technologies that must maximise the opportunities for renewable and low carbon generation as well as microgeneration and community scale generation.

This summer school programme will serve as an introduction and be of interest to students who wish to look to the future in this very new branch of Engineering activity.

What you will study

  • Introduction to Sustainable Environment (10 credits);
  • Renewable Energy (10 credits);
  • European Studies (20 credits);
  • Option to choose between Sustainable Development Practice (20 credits) or Sustainability and Resource Management (20 credits). 

Fees

£1050 (including deposit)

How to Apply

To apply for this course, visit our online store.

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