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.
- Advisory group for Economic Affairs
- Biobased and circular technology
- Heat transfer and fluid dynamics
- Wind energy
- Solar technologies and applications
- Applied geosciences
- Solar energy
- CO2 reduction in the Netherlands
- Sustainable process and energy systems
- Sustainable technologies for industrial processes
- Energy transition studies
- Geo data and IT
Subsidence in The Netherlands
What processes cause subsidence? What is the level of subsidence? And how can we predict the amount of subsidence yet to come?
Businesses in low and middle income countries
Collaborative business models help to overcome scaling challenges of inclusive businesses in low and middle income countries
Putting Europe back in the lead in solar panel production
Most solar panels come from China. Time to bring the solar panel production back to Europe. With smart solutions from TNO.
Digitisation improves the design and maintenance of wind farms
For the design of wind turbines and the subsequent efficient operation of wind farms, TNO uses the latest digital technologies.
Wind measurements and validation techniques
Before a wind turbine is launched onto the market, it must be approved. TNO is one of the few bodies authorised to carry out these certification measurements.