Energy Transition

Chairman: René Peters (TNO)
Coordinator: Tjerk Suurenbroek (IRO)

All around the world countries are in transition, working to ensure that their energy supplies come from cleaner, more sustainable sources. In the Netherlands we a.o. discovered the enormous potential of offshore wind energy and have created a solid domestic offshore wind market.

The key to success? A complete, integrated approach. Dutch public and private parties teamed up to design, develop, build and maintain top-quality wind farms. Together they proved wind to be a powerful solution.

The world of oil and gas production is changing and will continue to do so. In the transition towards a low-CO2 energy supply, the share of conventional fuels such as natural gas will decrease due to the growth of renewable sources. By 2050 it is expected that the Dutch natural gas reserves will largely be exhausted. The Dutch oil and gas industry is working hard to make this new reality their own. A reality in which natural gas is no longer the natural best choice, but is used only where it contributes to CO2 reduction and where it does not get in the way of the development of renewable energy.

In this committee the members will be informed and discuss about the new developments in the gas industry, both domestically and abroad, such as CCS, green gas, decommissioning & re-use, energy efficiency, hydrogen / energy storage etc. Furthermore, focus will also be on other renewable sources, like wave and tidal energy.