Renewable Energy > Introduction to Energy Transition – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

As the most abundant greenhouse gas in our atmosphere, CO2 levels have risen from a pre industrial baseline of 280 ppm to ~410 ppm leading to a rise in average global temperatures at a rate unprecedented in geological past.

The use of energy represents by far the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities globally. About two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions are linked to burning fossil fuels for energy to be used for heating, electricity, transport and industry. A rapid decarbonization of our energy system has therefore become increasingly urgent, leading to a whole spectrum of activity collectively known as the “Energy Transition”.

This VILT course will cover climate science (do we actually have an issue?), what can be done about it (The energy transition) and what enablers and conditions are required make the transition successful. Given the stark and clear conclusion of the IPCC’s 6th assessment report in the run up to COP26 in Glasgow later this year, measures to mitigate climate change will affect all of us as employees as well as consumers. This VILT course will give you the knowledge to understand what is coming and how to respond and be part of the solution.

Upon completion of this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course, participants will learn to:

  • Appreciate the science of climate change, how human induced (anthropogenic) change is now the dominant factor
  • Understand how the global energy system impacts greenhouse gases with the subsequent effect on climate change
  • Develop an understanding of the energy transition journey to date including the role of global stakeholders
  • Uncover the different industrial sectors and fuel consumers, and how each uses energy and lend themselves to decarbonization (or not)
  • Uncover key aspects of renewable energy solutions, including how they can integrate together to replace the reliability of supply we have been used to from fossil fuels
  • Understand the overview for energy transition economics and what is required in terms of regulatory and policy changes to accelerate the transition

This awareness level VILT course is designed for technical and non-technical professionals across the Energy Industry.

The VILT course will be delivered in three modules of 4 hours per day, with 2 breaks of 10 minutes each day. It will be interactive with the inclusion of exercises, quizzes and case studies. The platform for the online course is either Zoom or MS Teams. Presenting materials can easily be done on these platforms. Participants can raise their hand if they want to ask a question; the presenter can switch to a screen where he can see all participants (also when each participant is sitting in another location such as at home); participants can ask questions by writing notes, but they can also be given the microphone; there is a whiteboard functionality that can be used as one would use a flip chart.

Additionally, some self-study will be requested. Participants are invited but not obliged to bring a short presentation of maximum 10 mins on the energy transition challenges they are facing in their own country. This will then be explained and discussed during the VILT course. A short test or quiz will be held on each day of the course.

Your expert course leader studied as a geophysicist at Delft University before joining Shell international. He has 31 years’ experience in technical and leadership roles throughout the entire upstream lifecycle from mature field production, through to exploration including several years in finance, planning and strategy. He has worked in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Thailand, Syria, Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands and Brunei where he was exploration manager. He is passionate about planet sustainability and has developed interest in climate change over the past decade leading to his involvement in energy transition thinking in the Bruneian context.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

The expert course leader is a walking definition of a confidently humble leader. We have a shared passion for environmental sustainability and I’ve always seen him as my thought partner in Brunei’s decarbonisation ambitions when I was developing a corporate energy transition plan. His innate curiosity matched with his genuine interest in people make him a great person to have in one’s network be it for professional growth or personal development

Head of Energy Transition, Shell Brunei

The expert course leader is absolutely solid with never ending energy, a delight to work with. He is an excellent and selfless coach, always willing to share his knowledge. His positive and calm attitude, visible care and passion for energy transition are traits that sets him apart from others

Exploration Team Leader, Shell Malaysia

The expert course leader is a true professional but above all a kind gentleman. He has worked with many international geoscientists and engineers in many different countries, which very much qualifies him to be a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary geoscientist and engineer. He strikes you with his humbleness, dedication to his work and the amount of knowledge he shares with you on any technical subject. I would work with him over and over again, share an office with him, do business with or even partner with him in developing young geoscientists and engineers. He has the passion for developing, coaching and teaching others with a big smile on his face. I highly recommend working and doing business with him

Former Geological Consultant, Saudi Aramco