31 Aug '11, 2pm

Renewable energy skills get £6.5m boost #UK #windenergy

The government has today announced a £6.5m investment in boosting engineering skills for the renewable energy industry, as the UK gears up for an unprecedented expansion of offshore wind and marine energy. The money will support a new Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy, providing "the intellectual challenge of a PhD, coupled with extensive business leadership training". FURTHER READING Top 10 degree courses for the low-carbon economy Crown Estate scholarships promise funding for offshore wind postgrads In January next year, students are expected to start courses provided by the University of Edinburgh, alongside Strathclyde and Exeter universities, and funded through the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The EPSRC said there will be five annual intakes of 10 students, with each course lasting ...

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