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 like Master student Tyas Dwi …

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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 online, where Tim Speelman, Maarten …

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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 promise you: A network of …

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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 of the energy systems would …

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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 COP, on topics including carbon …

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Youth Participation in Climate Policy: Dutch Experiences Shared at COP25

Climate conference COP25 is taking place in Madrid until Saturday 14 December. The challenges are immense: the urgency of climate change is being felt more and more, but we are nowhere near peaking our worldwide carbon emissions. Increasingly, young people around the globe are no longer accepting this lack of action. They want more ambitious …

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