The winning of fossil fuels, such as natural gas, crude oil and coal, harms both nature and environment and contributes to the Greenhouse effect. Additionally, fossil fuels are slowly depleted. This calls for a transition towards sustainable energy sources, such as sun, wind and geothermal energy. Researchers from Utrecht University shed light on these transitions from different angles.
Utrecht University is helping municipalities find alternatives to natural gas in houses.
Utrecht University helps municipalities to develop smart road maps to find alternatives to natural gas in neighbourhoods.
Nature publication: “Electric cars will only become common with a much broader stimulation policy.”
The choices involving the future transport system and the role of low-carbon vehicles are not just about costs. A big number of other considerations involving consumer behaviour play an important part as well.
Achieving Paris climate targets requires a substantial reallocation of global investments
A new analysis shows that investments in low carbon energy and energy efficiency will need to markedly increase if the world is to achieve the Paris Climate Agreement’s aim of keeping global warming well below 2 °C.
Flying on biofuel for just a few extra euros
Using biofuel, we can limit a big part of the growing emissions from greenhouse gas emissions by the aviation sector.
Heat Roadmap Europe for achieving a sustainable heat supply
Utrecht University is involved in the Horizon 2020 project ‘Heat Roadmap Europe 4’, which aims to provide insight into achieving a sustainable heat supply.
Creativity and climate action
Energy transition in the industry
Catalyst preparation and -analysis
Catalysts, electrochemistry and batteries
Catalysis, sustainable chemistry in action
Catalysis for more sustainable chemistry
Mondial sustainability models and -scenarios
Legislation for climate action and renewable energy
Integration of solar power
Hubs energy transition
From different scientific disciplines, Utrecht University tackles social key issues, together with other partners. With regard to the energy transition this regards: