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Speakers: Andre de Moor and Kees Vendrik The author of the book "Subsidies and Policy Failures" Andre de Moor and Member of Parliament Kees Vendrik agreed that subsidies should be abolished as much as possible. 20 YES-members joined them to discuss the addiction of governments to energy subsidies. Verslag Discussieavond Energiesubsidies Door Monique Hoogwijk en[…]

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An exciting excursion to which was up to recently the highest on-shore wind turbine in the Netherlands. It is operated by Siemens and it located near Zoetermeer. 15 Participants enjoyed the view from the top on a windy day! Windmolen Zoetermeer Op 6 februari jongstleden was YES-DC te gast bij Siemens in Zoetermeer om de[…]

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Once a year, a special activity around Christmas time will be organised. This year the Christmas party will be on December 12 in The Florin in Utrecht. Start of this activity will be 19.00 hrs. Theme of the party: Corparate Social Responsibility. Kerstborrel en discussieavond Maatschappelijk Verantwoord Ondernemen Op 12 december vond de jaarlijkse kerstborrel[…]

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Speakers: Herman Verhagen (Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen) and Johan Verburg (Novib) Waarom doen de Nederlandse ontwikkelingsorganisaties niets met energie? Het is een ondergeschoven kindje, en ondanks de grote aandacht tijdens de World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, en de prioretisering van de Nederlandse overheid, schittert het thema door afwezigheid bij organisaties als ICCO,[…]

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Speakers: Manuel de Noord (ECN), Michel Verhagen (EZ) & Jaap Olthoff (Nuon) Why do over 30 people – on a Wednesday evening – throng into a room that is meant for 20 people, at most? Not for the coffee or the cookies, but for listening to experts and especially for asking questions about one of[…]

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Speakers: Madeleen Helmer (Red Cross Climate Center) & Jan Verhagen (Plant Research International) Red Cross Madeleen Helmer works for Red Cross, Climate Center. She mentions that the amount of earthquakes and volcano eruptions has been constant over the last years, while disasters caused by extreme weather have increased significantly. Due to its experience, the Red[…]

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  Excursion to a lignite mine in Germany September 21st, 2003 Elke van Thuijl It was 9:00 hours on a Sunday Morning when a group of nine YES-DC members gathered at the parking lot at the Jaarbeurs Square in Utrecht for an excursion to a lignite mine in Germany. After a drive of about three[…]

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Speakers: Jaap Jelsma (ECN Policy Studies and University Twente), Henk Diepenmaat (Actors procesmanagement and entrepreneur slimlight), and Jörg Gigler (Novem) Transitions, transition management: buzz words en only a whim of policy makers? Or is there more going on and is this a development of a valuable promise to finally make a long-term guideline for policy?[…]

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Speakers: Marc Tiele Westra, Simon Kuyvenhoven & Marc Beurskens When I was walking from my work to home for the last time at the end of February, I intended to only do fun things. A good intent, which is not always easy to achieve. This evening, I made a choice between a nice evening at[…]

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  Speakers: Ferd Crone (PvdA) & Tom Kram (RIVM) Energy scenarios: what can you do with them? Imagine. You are living in 1900, the industrial revolution has already begun. Steam engines do what slow wind mills used to do and you can drive your car at 40 km/h from A to B, whereas you used[…]

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