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August 24, 2016

Switch to a circular economy is vital, also for the energy transition

In the past century, the global demand for raw materials has grown explosively. This trend is expected to continue, and if nothing changes the prognosis is that the future demand for a large number of raw materials will far exceed the supply. This goes hand in hand with resource depletion, heavy...[more]

June 30, 2016

Two awards of €30.000 available for the best climate business cases

Organisations and companies with an innovative idea focused on promoting either climate change mitigation or adaptation in a developing country, can now compete to receive support to further develop and receive (partial) funds for their business case. The Mobilising More (MoMo) initiative provides...[more]

June 6, 2016

Have your say in development of new Guarantee of Origin scheme for green hydrogen

Sign up for workshop “Roadmap for the first European Guarantee of Origin scheme for Green Hydrogen" 17 June 2016, Brussels[more]

May 24, 2016

NAMAs continue to play important role after Paris but financing for implementation lags behind

The latest Mitigation Momentum NAMA Status Report released by ECN and Ecofys six months after the signing of the Paris Agreement, shows that Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) remain an important vehicle to tackle climate change in the new climate landscape. However, funding for...[more]

March 18, 2016

Calling clean tech companies with growth ambitions in Africa: join ECN at the African Utility Week!

Clean teach companies looking to expand to Africa now have the opportunity to position themselves as part of a Dutch network of innovative experts on the water-food-energy nexus during the African Utilities Week (AUW) from 17-19 May 2016 in Cape Town.[more]

October 9, 2015

ECN launches online toolkit website on consumer engagement in smart grids

In the future energy system the role of the consumer will be more and more important. Smart grids are only really smart if they take into account the desires, motivations and concerns of their users. Developing a smart grid is therefore not only a technical challenge, but a social one as well. In...[more]

July 16, 2015

Mass electric car use won't happen by itself

In 2050, all private cars in Europe should have electric motors powered by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells. That seems crucial for achieving the European CO2 reduction objective for transport. But how can countries ensure that there will be enough charging stations? How can they make certain that...[more]

June 30, 2015

ECN acquires €1.2 million of research funding for EU-project TRANSrisk

ECN has been awarded €1.2 million to undertake research for the EU-Horizon2020 project TRANSrisk. ECN will be part of a consortium of renowned EU research institutes such as the University of Sussex (SPRU; lead), the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), ETH Zurich, and the Stockholm...[more]

June 26, 2015

ECN discusses future of climate action at high-level round table dinner in Bonn

During the climate negotiations in Bonn in June, ECN and Ecofys organised a round-table dinner to discuss “NAMAs: towards Paris and beyond” with a select audience of high-level decision makers and experts. At the event, the MitigationMomentum consortium presented the midyear NAMA Status Report 2015...[more]

June 8, 2015

'Merging' on the energy highway

Sustainable energy sources are becoming increasingly important. The number of solar panels in the Netherlands doubled last year. A success? Certainly, but now the time has come for fossil and sustainable energy sources to 'merge' on the energy highway. ECN assists businesses and governments with...[more]

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