Energy is an important production factor that is essential to economic growth. World primary energy use has grown enormously since the middle of the 19th century, and it has brought us unprecedented wealth and comfort. Recent developments have made apparent that energy use does not come without cost. The oil
Report by: Mariësse van Sluisveld In December 2015 a new Conference of Parties (CoP) will be held in Paris, with as objective to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate from all the nations of the world. This 2015 agreement will have to bring together the current patchwork
The road to Paris – Climate Change Policy & Practice As part of the international climate negotiations around the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen (2009) and Cancún (2010), parties have agreed in the Copenhagen Accord and the Cancún Agreements to collectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions
General Assembly 10 March 2015, 19:00, NJR, Utrecht [message_box title=”Evening details” color=”white”] Date: Tuesday 10 March 2015 Time: 19:00 Location: Nederlandse Jeugdraad, Kromme Nieuwegracht 58, Utrecht [/message_box] YES-DC announces it’s next General Assembly. All members are invited to attend on March 10th. Further we will discuss about YES-DC’s progress in
Ready to participate instead of sitting down and listening? The Smart Grid Game is a role playing game in which you experience and deal with the complexity of the energy system. Realising the energy transition is something no single actor can do on its own. Achieving this common goal, but
The current discussions on energy all too often hinge toward the energy use in transport and especially the demand and production of electricity. The demand and supply of heat remains largely underexposed, this is not justified as heating (and cooling) accounts for 46% of total final energy demand worldwide. In
YES-DC seeks new energetic board for 2015! As this year’s last events is coming closer, it is time for us to start looking for a new board for YES-DC for 2015. We are looking for enthusiastic and ambitious people to organize next year’s YES-DC events. Our distinctive group of members,
YES-DC organizes an energy and development Pub quiz on January 23rd, to celebrate its 20th birthday! Join us for a fun and informative night, where teams will be formed that will compete for the championship. Admission is free, 3 drinks included. If you like to bring non YES-DC members they
Energy market in ten years The electricity market is changing rapidly because of smart grid technologies, renewable energy and changes in electricity use. The use of wind and solar energy makes the electricity prices and the electricity supply more volatile. Smart energy technologies are implemented to deal with this volatility.
Congress Not an ordinary YES-DC event: The congress will bring you loads of interaction combined with expert speakers. The day will start with a lively debate, followed by two interesting talks which will get you thinking. The day will end with a workshop in which you are invited to participate
The role of energy in accelerating development We all agree that everybody deserves access to clean energy and that it is not fair that the majority of the population in developing countries live in darkness once the sun goes down or use polluting and dangerous sources of energy for a
Europe The European energy policy, the European electricity grid, all these topics are discussed in Brussels. It affects everyone in Europe. YES-DC is going to visit Brussels on Friday 26th September. We will visit the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy and European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E).
Network Event, Wednesday 2 July Listen to a senior speaker, debate with professionals, meet people from the energy and environmental sector, boost your career, expand your network and have fun! [message_box title=”Evening details” color=”white”] Date: Wednesday 2 July 2014 Time: 19:00 Location: Senaatszaal, Academiegebouw, Domplein, Utrecht [/message_box] Program 19:00 –
Biofuels for transport, are they a sustainable solution? Wednesday 21 May [message_box title=”Evening details” color=”white”] Date: Wednesday 21 May 2014 Time: 19:00 Location: B. van Zuylenzaal, Academiegebouw, Domplein, Utrecht [/message_box] The 21st of May the event on Biofuels for transportation will take place! Biofuels and their sustainability are a heavily
Russian gas: a geopolitical weapon? Tuesday 15 April [message_box title=”Evening details” color=”white”] Date: Tuesday 15 April 2014 Time: 19:00 Location: Academiegebouw, Domplein, Utrecht [/message_box] Politically, the European Union supports Ukraine and sanctions Russia. How dependent are we on Russian gas? Is Russian gas a geopoliticial weapon? And how can Europe