National energy policy
Our main focus on the production side is the potential of Bio-electricity & Heat , clean fossil and nuclear and, as a matter of course, all the other renewables too. We introduce our clients to new energy concepts, ranging from novel (combinations of) technologies to more efficient or cost-effective options through appropriate use of incentives. We research the technical, economic and social feasibility of such concepts, identifying their strengths and weaknesses as well as the opportunities and threats they imply. Above all, we seek to ensure that all this is properly factored into the market price of end products.
Given declining stocks, growing foreign dependence and the familiar range of environmental impacts, we must make wise use of the energy available to us. With our Energy in the urban environment projects we work to ensure that consumers and other local players like municipalities, banks, housing cooperatives and community groups are in a position to choose wisely, particularly on issues relating to the urban and home environment and greenhouse horticulture. To that end we research policy tools that can increase transparency such as energy labelling, power product disclosure and the Energy Performance Index for new housing developments, EPL, while also assessing the wider environmental burden associated with specific appliances and equipment.
Our principal expertise under these four headings is in the following areas:
- Improving quantification of environmental performance
- Mobilising market players and creating alliances for sustainable development
- Prioritising, designing and evaluating environmental policy
- Identification and removal of barriers to a green energy market
Evidently, all this is closely intertwined with wider issues of energy and climate policy, in the Netherlands as well as internationally. This wider context we address under the heading Climate Policy. CE Delft’s engagement with energy and climate policy issues goes back over 25 years and we are acting secretariat for the Dutch Energy Policy Platform.
For more information
please contact Jos Benner
Green4sure, a Green Energy Plan
A special project is Green4sure, a comprehensive and well-considered package of policies with which the government can induce trade and industry and individual citizens to make energy-efficient and green choices in their day-to-day activities. It’s a way how The Netherlands can achieve a 50% reduction of CO2 in 25 years.
Publicly available reports
Below is a list of all the publicly available reports relating to the theme of National energy policy.
Implementation of an Equivalent Alternative by local authorities
A long-term view of CO2 efficient manufacturing in the European region