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
The positive effect of solar energy as a sustainable energy source offsets the negative impact of the production of solar panels.
Utrecht University researcher and solar energy expert Wilfried van Sark interviewed by NOS about why it can be a good idea to clean your solar panels.
Utrecht University Professor Ernst Worrell explains how a more circular economy is key to reaching zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Utrecht University researchers Tarek Alskaif and Wilfried van Sark interviewed about their work with EU project PARENT and its pilot in the East of...
Utrecht University carries out first long-term study of all factors that influence the installation of solar panels on city rooftops.
Utrecht University Professor Martin Junginger discusses the importance of biomass certification and dispels its negative press.