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Energy is sometimes described as the industry that drives all industries. As such it is understandably complex, divided as it is into several sub-industries which are then divided into other sub-sectors each individual industry within energy comes with its own specific operations technologies and best practices.

The energy industry is a massive sector that incorporates numerous roles and there is a constant demand for professionals in this field. The industry also employs the latest technologies and research, making it essential to stay abreast of the latest developments through energy training courses. It is appropriate for those looking to get into this sector as well as the seasoned professional wishing to hone their skills.

Oil & Gas

Still the most important industry within energy for producing fuel products and power worldwide, petroleum operations and technologies are in constant development. Find out more about training opportunities by searching directly within the Oil and Gas category. Stay up-to-date with current regulatory compliance regarding both safety and the environment. Also search for courses providing fundamental knowledge and industry best practice within exploration and production as well as downstream operations and technologies.

Renewables - the future of energy

Renewable energy is described as any power source coming from a resource capable of naturally replenishing itself. The industry has made tremendous advances in recent years, not just in technologies and operations, but also in the expansion of new forms of renewable resources that in regular use 10 and 20 years ago. Renewable energy training is in demand because a lot of development and funding goes into this industry to ensure cleaner energy for the future.

Categories of renewable resources include:

  • Solar power
  • Solar PV power
  • Solar CSP power
  • Hydroelectric power
  • Ethanol
  • Bio-diesel
  • Wind power
  • Ocean power 

Currently renewable energy accounts for approximately 20% of the worlds total energy consumption. Within the US approximately 10% of the energy consumed comes from renewable resources. 

Supporting industries for the energy sector

As of 2013 the energy industry employed approximately 135,000 people worldwide working directly within operational and technical roles. Indirectly however, the energy industry employs over 500,000 people working in a variety of different supporting capacities. Energy companies employ sales teams marketing teams management and a great number of other departments serving business functions. Many businesses and administrative functions, in fact, are specifically designed specifically to support energy related endeavors. Finding energy training that focuses on these areas can help businesses and management personnel gain not only a better understanding of their individual functions, but also how their functions support efforts within the energy sector. 

Nuclear power

Nuclear power is defined as the use of nuclear fission, decay or fusion processes to creates energy. Currently it is used to produce approximately 6% of the world's energy and just over 13% of the worlds total electricity. Nuclear power within the US is produced by 100 commercial power plants, making the US one of the larger users of nuclear power in the world. Search for nuclear energy training to find courses to support technologies and operations, specifically courses related to regulatory compliance and safety.

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