Op donderdag 23 juni heeft de tweede editie van New Energy Forum plaatsgevonden. Meer dan 1000 bezoekers kwamen af op het festival voor de (aanstaande) mobiliteits- en energieprofessional. Het thema was ‘Breaking Barriers’, gericht op baanbrekende innovaties, ontwikkelingen en kennis op het gebied van mobiliteit en de energietransitie. (English in article)
Currently, roughly 11.5 million people work in the renewable energy sector: a number that is expected to continue to rise in the future. The energy sector is one in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). A growing sector with a positive impact on our climate reveals a great opportunity for those looking for a meaningful and impactful job. But what if you did not follow education in any of these subjects, but still would like to work in renewable energy and help the cause?
With current developments in the field of sustainability, climate adaptation, viruses and population decline issues, the human need for buildings to live, work, and learn in, is logically changing. It is of great importance that the rather conservative building world responds to these trends by cooperating more closely and with greater commitment with residents, users, social platforms, and designers. On this basis, new constructions can be built that suit the wishes and wants of our time and take into account a rapidly changing future. This certainly applies to the energy transition, which is integrated linked to this.
This week Dr. Beata Kviatek, a senior researcher at EnTranCe | Centre of Expertise Energy and a lecturer at the International Business School, is giving a presentation on development of regional hydrogen economy in the Northern Netherlands at the international conference of the European Consortium for Political Research. The Consortium is the leading scholarly society concerned with the research and teaching in Europe. It unites over 300 institutional members in nearly 50 countries, which amounts to a global community of tens of thousands of scholars.
As awareness and concern about the current and future consequences of climate change increase, more efforts are being made to develop effective public communication campaigns on the issue (Rebich-Hespanha & Rice; 2016). If you are reading this blog, you are probably concerned about the future too and would like to make a difference by creating a campaign. I am happy to help you affect positive change - let me show you three important aspects to think about when setting up a campaign related to the energy transition!
Being a student is the most wonderful time of your life. You meet a lot of new people, have lots of fun at the campus and will undergo new experiences. However, you will find yourself in a harsh place to finance all those activities. Energy costs are one of the highest fixed costs for students. But the intense use of energy will have a bigger impact if we won’t be careful. Our world is rapidly changing, coral reefs are disappearing, lands covered by snow are becoming grass fields. The increasing energy consumption is one of the biggest reason for this disruptive shift.