National Perspective Energy and Space

Four design companies, Deltametropool and the NRGlab/Wageningen University are collaborating in a project that aims to inform the Dutch discourse on sustainable energy transition, from a spatial perspective. The project addresses the energy use of the entire Netherlands: heat (and cold), electricity and transport fuels. The consortium examines realistic potentials to reduce energy consumption and possible strategies to utilize wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy as well as heat-cold storage. On the basis of this research, a number of critical measures and spatial interventions into the Dutch energy landscape will be synthesized, in line with international agreements, quantitative as well as qualitative considerations. Results will be published in Spring 2017.