Last month, Revelle Group welcomed two young interns from Florida, USA who were keen to gain first- hand experience on renewable energy in developing countries. What a better way to do so than joining Revelle as an intern in one of the busiest months of the year with two international renewable energy events that gave both interns a chance to see up close the importance and impact of renewable energy around the world.
Below is the blog post of one of the two interns, Alex Martin.
The tales of an intern
Spending one month with Revelle Group has let me see firsthand what is currently going on in the world with renewable energy and be a part of the efforts to help this technology spread. As an intern I was able to attend the World Expo and Ministerial Conference & Eighth Annual International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in Astana, Kazakhstan and the European Union’s Sustainability Week in Brussels, Belgium. At these events I learned from the world’s leading experts about the state of renewable energy around the world; from Ukraine implementing the world’s highest feed-in tariff promoting the growth of renewable energy in their country to the efforts that Greek, Spanish, and other islands in the European Union are developing to make their islands energy independent.
Revelle’s goal is to bring renewable energy to developing countries and emerging economies. While helping achieve this goal I was able to see the impact that we were making around the world. There are many places around the world that do not have access to clean energy, or even energy at all. By implementing these renewable projects we doing more than connecting more people to clean energy and slowing global warming; we are also helping better the lives of the people we serve by growing their economies, which help create more stabilized governments, which in turn makes the world a better place.
By Alex Martin, Intern at Revelle Group.