The live webinar takes place on Thursday, April 23rd 13:00 – 14:00 CEST
The energy transition currently focuses on replacing fossil-based sources by renewable sources for electricity, heating/cooling and transportation fuels. However, renewable energy generation requires much more space than fossil-based energy generation (coal, oil and gas). Nuclear is an exception to this rule but suffers from societal objections.
Therefore, spatial integration will increasingly become an issue, especially for densely populated countries where each hectare can have multiple destinations: housing, agriculture, nature, transport infrastructure, climate adaptation, landscape, etc. As such the energy transition will spatially compete with other functions/sectors.
In this webinar we discuss the spatial impact of the energy transition based on recent studies carried out in the Netherlands. These studies indicate that renewable energy provision has a substantial spatial impact which requires difficult choices to be made that will have a serious effect on society at large.
Key points addressed:
- The spatial impact of the energy transition based on recent studies;
- The difficult choices to be made especially for densely populated countries where each hectare can have multiple destinations: housing, agriculture, nature, transport infrastructure, climate adaptation, landscape etc.
Dr. Theo Fens is an independent consultant, associated partner at advisory firm Deloitte and associate partner at the Global Gas Netherlands Initiative. Since 2002 he has been senior research fellow at Technical University of Delft, Faculty Technology, Policy and Management.
Leon Stille, Manager EDI, has a background in Earth Sciences and renewable energy technology from the University of Utrecht. From the start of his career he has focused on conventional and renewable energy technology development and education. Furthermore, he worked for the Netherlands organization of Applied sciences (TNO) as business development manager dedicated to enabling and accelerating the energy transition.
Limited seats available