Theme 2017

The energy industry finds itself at the beginning of a long journey of dramatic change. Currently, the six major electricity producing companies in the Netherlands are responsible for a quarter of the total Dutch greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, social and public pressures stimulate these companies to move towards more sustainable options of renewable energy. Moreover, new start-ups disrupt the status quo of the industry with new technologies. On the other hand, these companies have largely invested in creating an efficient infrastructure for fossil energy. How can companies make the difficult transition towards more sustainable sources of energy without completely losing the value of these earlier investments? How can public policy be a factor in facilitating the transition and which innovation is needed to accelerate the process? Learn the answers at the College Day of EBF Conference!