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A silent year for climate diplomacy

Despite the presence of world-wide climate related disasters, climate diplomacy has not been at the forefront of the news this year. With no large climate conference taking place, danger looms that urgently needed action will be delayed even more.  This year has not only seen what kind of damage a

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Webinar: The Green Deal

On the 28th of July YES-DC organized its third webinar and the first event of the new board. The theme of the night was the Green Deal and our main question was; why should and how can young people be(come) involved in the Green Deal? We started with two speakers

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New approaches to renewables-based rural electrification

One of the most challenging topics when talking about the energy transition to cleaner sources is how to implement this ambition in developing countries. If these energy generating sources are facing many problems in the developed world, additional issues must be overcome in poorer areas. But thanks to passionate people

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Installation of YES-DC’s new board 2020/2021

Yesterday evening the General Assembly of YES-DC took place. During this meeting the financial year report was presented and officially accepted. Also the activities of the board 2019/2020 were presented. You can find the corresponding report here. Furthermore: YES-DC welcomes the new board! Last Tuesday we hosted our general assembly

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Invitation to the General Assembly 2020

On the 12th of May the annual general assembly of YES-DC takes place. During this meeting the official financial reports of YES-DC will be discussed. Also it is time to say goodbye to the board of 2019/2020 and greet the new board of 2020/2021. This event is open to all

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Trying something new: webinars

Due to the CoViD-19 crisis, YES-DC is not able to organise events for an undetermined period. At least, not the events you are used from us. We are happy to announce that YES-DC is able to host events online. A little less networking and community building, and a little more

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Looking for a new board!

Young Energy Specialists & Development Cooperation (YES-DC) is looking for new board members! We are looking for: Super awesome people (M/F/X) Master student or young professional Interested or active in the energy industry/circular economy/sustainability/international development Available for a couple of hours (2-4hr per week) to organise events In return, we

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emPOWERing Communities

After a small break it is time to gather again and learn about energy democracy. This topic is already relevant for quite some decades, but now with the compounding potential of decentralisation and the increased new interest of the public, this topic is very pertinent. Experts claim that the democratisation

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YES-DC @ COP 25

Last December, the COP25 Climate Conference was held in Madrid. YES-DC participated with a strong delegation, focused on both Article 6 negotiations and youth participation. The first week delegation consisted of members Esha Roy, Duco Coops, Carlotta Ferri and Ligin George. Carlotta wrote some interesting columns on her time at

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Close finish at the Pub-quiz

Last Thursday, we had the pleasure of hosting an energy and sustainability pub quiz with the youth organisation KEK. Together with 40 highly motivated and enthusiastic people in 6 teams, we had to remember, calculate and guess answers to questions relating to the five Dutch climate agreement themes. After a

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Strengthening our community at the Summer Meet-up

Last Wednesday, we had a great time during our YES-DC Summer meet-up event. Great to see familiar faces, welcome new members and we even had the honour of hosting some YES-DC alumni. Questions about challenges within our (professional) life gave room to very interesting conversations. We hope you also enjoyed,

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Nuclear: getting to the core

On 12 September YES-DC will host a lecture on nuclear energy, specifically on the potential of thorium reactors. Thorium-based nuclear reactors are often proposed as an alternative to conventional nuclear energy because of its resource abundance, high energy intensity and improved safety. Nuclear energy is currently the most controversial energy

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YES-DC summer meet-up

On 28 August YES-DC will host its annual summer meet-up, an informal get together for older and newer members to get to know each other better! We will provide food and drinks, as well as an interactive programme to stimulate networking and discussion. Will we see you there? Stay tuned

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Event | The Power of Data

Last Wednesday, 3rd of July, YES-DC organised an event about data science and energy transition. We had three inspiring speakers: Paul Suijkerbuik from the Dutch/European government talked about the importance of open data sharing, Hubert Spruijt from Senfal told us more about his work with energy trading and Florijn de Graaf from Spectral shared some examples

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