In the Dutch ports it all comes together: oil, coal, natural gas, biomass, heat, steam, wind and solar energy. It is the powerful foundation for providing energy (carriers) to large parts of North-West Europe. These ports are not only logistical hubs, they are also energy hubs. The power plants in the Port of Rotterdam, for example, provide power to a quarter of the industry and homes in the Netherlands. Together with the petrochemical industry in the port, they are responsible for 17% of Dutch CO2emissions. During our next event on November 9th we will zoom in on the role of Dutch ports in the energy transition. Our first speaker will be Caroline Kroes, Program Lead Energy Transition Strategy of the Port of Rotterdam. The other speaker will be confirmed soon! Together we will be discussing the following questions:
- How do the ports deal with the changing energy landscape towards sustainability?
- What are energy issues the Dutch ports are facing?
- What are the crucial steps towards a decarbonized port?