Tagged with education

A new college for wind energy in the UK

A new college for wind energy in the UK

ClickGreen writes about the plans to develop a national college for wind energy, providing a hub for skills, training and education.   Government unveils plans for UK’s first renewable energy college The Government has announced plans to develop a National College for Wind Energy, the UK’s first further education centre dedicated to renewable energy. Business … Continue reading

How the economics world needs to respond to climate change

How the economics world needs to respond to climate change

Erin Nash and Yuan Yang from Rethinking Economics write on the Responding to Climate Change website about exactly that, rethinking economics. They state that economics education is creating a generation who don’t understand climate change. It will be interesting to get the views of EiD readers.   Climate change means we must rewrite economics textbooks … Continue reading

Focus on education

Focus on education

While we hear of the waxing and waning priority for climate change, there is steady progress in discussing it in our classrooms, according to Beth Gardiner in the New York Times. The classroom experience can have a strong, long-term impact on changing habits and attitudes.   Setbacks Aside, Climate Change Is Finding Its Way Into … Continue reading

Identifying the need for more teaching on energy efficiency

Identifying the need for more teaching on energy efficiency

The Nation/Asia News Network published a good article about university students in the ASEAN region raising the concern that more courses related to energy consumption need to be provided.  Let’s hope the governments react positively. ASEAN students call on governments in region to ‘teach’ energy efficiency University students offer new ideas at Hitachi young leaders … Continue reading

Smörgåsbord à la carte

This week there are some important updates for you: • This year’s eceee Summer Study is only a couple of weeks away – June 3 to 8.  The theme is Rethink, Renew, Restart. As the eceee states: “It is time to Rethink policies and options. It is time to Renew commitments to climate, energy security … Continue reading

The world is a-twitter . . .

Kelly Pflaum writes for Medil Reports at Northwestern University in the US about the role social networking and education can play to promote energy efficiency.  As you read this, remember that Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes (EEIP), based in Brussels, now has over 23,700 followers on various social networking platforms. Social networking, education key to … Continue reading