Date: Tuesday, 16th of January, 2018
Time: 14:00 – 15:30 h
Location: Energy Academy – Zernike Campus (Nijenborgh 6)

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This Energy Lecture will walk you through the Dutch national energy policy. How does the government establish its energy policy? And what role does policy making play in the field of energy transition?


With the recently established Dutch governmental agreement a lot is said about the paragraphs and budgets for climate change, energy transition and sustainability. Now it is time to work with this agreement in everyday practice. What to do with this ‘Energieakkoord’ and the new focus areas on energy? Does this mean big changes as opposed to previous policy?

Today’s lecturer Bert Stuij can tell you everything about the recent developments and changes in the Dutch energy policy. With special attention for the relation between the new government agreement, the national ‘Energieakkoord’/ ‘Energieagenda’ and the Paris Agreement.

During the lecture you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss prominent issues.

The lecture is free and open to the public.



Bert Stuij is Manager National Programmes / Energy at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( and Vice President Innovation at EDI. At RVO Stuij is responsible for policy execution in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy innovation. At EDI Stuij works on programme development and education with a specific focus on energy transition.  Before this he acquired his broad experience as a consultant, manager and international networker. He worked in the private sector (Shell), semi-private institutions (Novem BV) and government agencies (SenterNovem, AgentschapNl and On behalf of the Dutch Government Mr Stuij is vice chair of the Committee on Energy Research and Technology of the International Energy Agency in Paris.


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.