Practical information

Date: Thursday, 19 September
Time: 12:45 – 14:30h
Location: Room 0029, Energy Academy Europe (Nijenborgh 6)

New Energy Coalition and World Energy Council Netherlands (WEC NL) jointly host a mini-symposium about the energy mix of 2050. Prior to the official kick start of the new Energy Academy Programme, you are invited to attend this special mini-symposium as the first Energy Learning Activity of the new academic year.

  • Look at the future energy landscape from different angles
  • Debate about electrons vs. molecules
  • Discuss about the technology outlook for 2050
  • Learn about the economic and social note: financing the energy transition
  • Join this symposium, together with WEC NL members, young professionals and partners of New Energy Coalition

During this event we will look at the future energy landscape from different angles. We will start with a lecture about the electrons vs. molecules debate. Electrification is not the only answer when we move to a more sustainable energy mix. Which role will hydrogen play in the energy transition and will it be part of our energy mix of 2050?

We will continue the discussion during a lecture of the technology outlook for 2050. Where do we stand now and where are we heading, given the new technological developments in the energy sector? The mini-symposium will be closed on a more economic and social note, with a lecture about financing the energy transition.


Doors open

12.45 – 13.00h

Opening by Jeroen van Hoof

13.00 – 13.05h

Electrons vs. Molecules by Catrinus Jepma

13.05 – 13.30h

Technology outlook 2050 by Rogier van der Groep (Siemens)

13.30 – 13.50h

Financing the energy transition by Bas Bakker (Rabobank)

13:50 – 14.10h


14.10 – 14.30h

This event is a public event organized by Energy Academy and is defined as an Energy Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze University of Applied Sience and the University of Groningen. The Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Programme. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and complete 30 ECTS in energy Course at Hanze UAS or University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the Energy Academy Certificate.