Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. In 2050, the Netherlands aim to be CO2 neutral. The Copernicus Institute assists in the road to CO2 neutrality by innovating our energy system. We help creating sustainable wind and solar energy and adjust this with resilient electricity networks. We investigate the potential of bio-energy and biofuels. We are pioneering in carbon capture and storage and of course we aim to reduce the global energy need altogether.
Affordable and clean energy
Solar energy currently cheapest and cleanest alternative to fossil fuels
The positive effect of solar energy as a sustainable energy source offsets the negative impact of the production of solar panels.