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Event | Postponed from 24 May to 15 June | Energy, Architecture & Energy landscapes : Energy integrated in the design of our homes and urban areas.

In our search for alternatives to the old way of generating and supplying energy, new solutions emerge where energy-generation is much more integrated with our everyday life. The building sector – including architects and urban planners – are crucial to address the current energy transition.  Therefore  architects look beyond the size of the fuel tank or where to place the sockets when they design cars, b
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News | 8-10 May | YES-DC at UNFCCC’s Climate Conference in Bonn!

Although it was difficult to imagine what we could expect, we arrived in Bonn with some excitement. Delegates from all over the world gathered in the World Conference Center to lay the foundations for (the negotiation text of) COP 23later this year. We had some  small talks with delegates of South Sudan, the head of delegation from Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. Worrying developments The Bonn climate talks started amidst
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Event | 12 April | After the elections: What’s in it for energy?

The elections have given us a house of representatives with a wide range of different political views on the energy sector. As the formation of the government is already underway we would like to discuss with you what the outcome of the elections can mean for our energy policy in the next 4 years. Our experts of the evening will be Pier Vellinga  and Klara Schure. Both will provide us with insights of how the current
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YES-DC at COP 22: experiences from our delegates

YES-DC is one of the associations that is entitled to send a delegation to the conference of parties (COP), the international climate conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Click here to read the experiences of the YES-DC delegation that went to COP22 last November in Marrakech. Note that there is another opportunity for YES-DC members to attend the Bonn Climate Change Confe
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Event | 16 Feb | Offshore Wind Developments

A quote from the news in 2016: This sets a new record for cheapest offshore wind farm. It makes you wonder: “How low can the costs for offshore wind go?” Naturally, an answer to this question depends on: “How is offshore wind stimulated in different countries? And: “What are the effects of the rapid developments in offshore wind on the rest of the energy system and the energy market?” Th
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YES-DC is looking for a new board for 2017, expand your energy network! Apply before 09/01/2017

Dear Yes-DC member, YES-DC is looking for a fresh board, and you could be in it! As you know YES-DC is a 300 member association run by a dozen volunteers, we organize 10 events per year and have a budget ~10K/yr. Getting involved in YES-DC is not just great for you organizational skills, and network you also get to work with a great team. There’s plenty of room for your own creativity, to hone your skills and t
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Event | 8 Dec | YES-DC Pub Quiz

Do you think you know all the ins and outs about smart grids, sustainable energy, standed assets and recent breakthrough energy-technologies? Excellent! You’re the one we’re looking for… it’s time to put your knowledge to the test. The YES-DC Pubquiz is organised for all of its members. Feel free to invite your friends and colleagues. The event will be perfectly suited to meet fellow energy en
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Conference 5 Nov | Stranded Assets

Update 29 November: Please find the slides of the conference here.   Climate change has enormous economic, social and financial implications for economies around the world. The famous 2006 Stern Report urges us to take action, and claims that postponing action will only cost us more in the end. However, one of the risks that results from the energy transition is the unanticipated and accelerated devaluation of e
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Event | Big data in the energy sector: what are the opportunities?

We live in a world where collecting, using and managing data has become part of our daily life – consciously or unconsciously. In the light of the energy transition, there are many possibilities to leverage data on e.g. solar power production or electricity consumption patterns in households to achieve improved efficiency. The major question that arises is: how can we use big data to accelerate the energy transition?
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