Date: Monday, 29th of May, 2017
Time: 15:00 – 16:30 h
Location: Bernouilliborg, lecture room 5161.0165.

Society is increasingly demanding cleaner and more reliable energy supplies, while governments are searching for low-carbon development options.  This along with growing availability and cost-competitiveness of renewable energy technologies, creates a great opportunity to shift global energy systems onto a more sustainable path.  There are, however, several significant challenges ahead. In this lecture Hans van Cleef and Janneke de Vries will share their perspectives on the energy transition in the Netherlands and beyond from a financial and policy driven point of view.

Each expert will discuss challenges and opportunities in the energy transition by looking at the topic from their vantage point in their respective fields. Van Cleef will discuss developments in global energy markets and assess economic feasibility of investments in renewable technologies. Moreover, he will reflect on the role of financial institutions in society’s transitioning to a sustainable energy future. De Vries will shed light on costs, benefits and risks associated with different energy and policy options and discuss how WRI intends to reach its goal of creating energy markets that will deliver 10 billion MWh of affordable renewable energy and extend access to 1 billion people by 2020.

So if you are curious about the impact of economy and policy on the energy transition, you should join the lecture!


Hans van Cleef, Senior Energy Analyst of ABN Amro Bank N.V. Amsterdam
ABN AMRO is one of the leading financial institutions in The Netherlands and serves retail, private and corporate banking clients with a primary focus on the Netherlands and with selective operations internationally. In this role as Senior Energy Analyst Hans Van Cleef covers the energy market in its broadest sense and gives regular updates of the energy market, including price forecasts.

 

Janneke de Vries, Manager European Partnerships at WRI Europe, The Hague office
Janneke de Vries is Manager of European Partnerships at the WRI Europe office in The Hague. World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 60 countries, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. Janneke previously worked as Head of Unit Global Affairs with the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment in the Hague. Before that she was the Counselor for Infrastructure and the Environment for the United States and Canada at the Netherlands Embassy in Washington DC. She also led, as head of the Netherlands delegation, various teams to negotiate multilateral environmental treaties.

It is defined as an Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze UAS and the University of Groningen. Students are invited to attend as many Energy Learning Activities as they want, at all stages of their education.
Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Europe Certificate. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and also complete 30 ECTS in energy courses at Hanze UAS or the University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the EAE Certificate.