Energy transition: a sustainable future is the only future

Our ambition is to accelerate the energy transition together with knowledge institutions, businesses, and government, to create an energy system in the Netherlands which is free from CO2 emissions by 2050. In addition, we offer the Dutch business community the opportunity to take the lead and export their innovative products. This is how we want to strengthen the competitive position of the Netherlands.

Scenarios for a climate-neutral energy system

Explore this white paper to learn how smart combinations of energy lead to a sustainable and affordable energy system.

Accelerating the energy transition

In order to achieve the climate targets, it is necessary to accelerate the energy transition. The challenge is to reduce carbon emissions. This can be done by phasing in renewable energy at an accelerated rate, and phasing out fossil energy smoothly, while keeping the energy supply safe, available and affordable. Energy saving is also an important tool. The transition calls for major technical and social changes in all sectors of the economy, in governments and for citizens.

Strengthening the Netherlands' competitiveness

The transition to a carbon-free energy system requires technical, social and policy innovations. We conduct independent and internationally renowned research. We stand for an agenda-setting, initiating and supporting role for government, businesses and societal organisations.

Our 4 innovation programmes

Our ambitions are formulated in 4 coherent innovation programmes that are in line with the energy agenda and the coalition agreement. With these programmes, our aim is to achieve:

CO2 reduction in the Netherlands: measures and innovations

CO2 emissions in the Netherlands must be drastically reduced. How will we achieve this radical reduction in CO2 levels? We list all measures and innovations.

Expertise groups

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Paved dykes are promising for solar panel application

Informatietype:
News
22 February 2023

A study of the possibilities for adding solar panels to dykes shows that solar panels placed on a paved dyke surface are the most suitable and can be applied without much additional research.

Switch to the hybrid energy system

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Webinar
17 February 2023
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How will our future electricity grid remain stable and affordable? Watch the webinar from 1 February 2023 and get an insight into the technological and societal solutions for our future energy system.

Towards new methods for designing wind turbines

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Insight
16 February 2023

TNO, together with Delft-based company Whiffle, has developed a new research method for designing wind turbines that significantly reduces the gap between simulation and reality.

SiliconPV 2023

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Event

Join the SiliconPV week either online or on-site and keep up to date on all aspects on crystalline silicon PV including hybrid tandems with silicon bottom cells, simulations/characterization, p-type and n-type solar cells bankability and a lot more!

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Locatie:
Hybrid / Delft

Europe explores potential of solar powered vehicles

Informatietype:
News
14 February 2023

An international public-private consortium will address how solar-powered vehicles can support the transition to an all-electric transport system in the EU.