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The role of materials in the energy transition The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that, in order to limit the effects of climate change, a reduction of 50–85 per cent in global greenhouse gas will be needed by 2050, advocating a radical shift away from today’s fossil-fuel-derived economy. Moreover, modern society is continuously[…]

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Concentrated Solar Power Concentrated Solar Power, a term not frequently heard in the current energy landscape – yet  using the perpetual source of energy coming  from the sun might be a potential game changer in future energy conservation and mitigation strategies. During this evening you will be further enlightened about the current state of art[…]

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THE SHALE GAS REVOLUTION – A blessing or a curse? By: Alexandra Dumitru The exploration of unconventional energy sources such as shale gas was made possible by a new technology called hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Wide experimentation in the United States has made exploration of shale resources commercially feasible and brought about the shale (gas)[…]

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When: Thursday 21 March 2013, 18:30 Where: Academiegebouw, Domplein, Utrecht Sign up: r.cuijpers@nederlandkrijgtnieuweenergie.nl The Social and Economic Council (SER) is currently working on the formation of the Energy Agreement for sustainable development. This agreement will be regulating how we will be dealing with (sustainable) energy in the coming decades. In order raise ideas and views[…]

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