In order to meet the climate targets of Paris, it is necessary to accelerate the energy transition. The challenge is to reduce CO2 emissions by phasing in sustainable energy and gradually phasing out fossil energy while keeping the energy supply secure, available and affordable. Energy saving is also an important tool. The energy transition requires major technical and social shifts in all sectors of the economy, among the authorities and citizens.
For the transition to energy management free of CO2 emissions, innovations are needed from technical, social and policy perspectives. ECN part of TNO wants to become a top European player that develops and applies this knowledge and technology. We do this by taking on the challenge together with the Dutch business community, research institutes and the government to realise the energy transition.
ECN part of TNO has a twofold mission: to accelerate the energy transition and to strengthen the competitive position of the Netherlands. ECN part of TNO conducts independent and internationally leading research and we stand for an agenda-setting, initiating and supporting role for government, industry and NGOs.