Energy Auditor Certification Course Completed

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Course members outside the University of Gibraltar

The Department of the Environment & Climate Change recently organised a training course on energy auditing and ISO50001, the energy management standard. The week long course, held at the University of Gibraltar, was delivered by Target Energy and was attended by 18 individuals. 

It was part sponsored by the European Social Fund (ESF) which invests in people, with a focus on improving employment and education opportunities across the European Union. Considering that the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris is currently attracting such interest, news of this course is particularly appropriate.

Successful participants will now become Certified Energy Auditors (CEAs), allowing them to undertake energy audits of businesses and organisations which are required to do so under the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU). HM Government of Gibraltar will be encouraging all businesses to take advantage of the fact that this service is now available locally in order to help reduce the energy costs of doing business.

Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, the Hon Dr John Cortes, commented: “Energy awareness is now an essential part of good environmental governance at every level, in both the private and the public sectors. Our responsibility towards the climate is generating new activity, including economic activity, and it is essential that we are trained to be able to maximise our involvement and keep to our international obligations. I am delighted that the Department is organising these important courses.”

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  1. Hon. Dr John Cortes, please do everything you can so that the use od solar panels in Spain is made easier and cheaper. If this country doesn’t do it in Europe who would?
    You have so much hours of sun!!!
    Could you also please oblige all the “Comunidades Autonomas” to stop burning in the open air “quemas de poda”. In the Costa Blanca for instance where so many tourists come and foreign residents live we are, everyday poluted with toxic gases due to these burnings.
    Thank you in the name of everyone caring for our WORLD.

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