National Climate Agreement: NRGlab participated in Dutch negotiations

National Climate Agreement: NRGlab participated in Dutch negotiations

The implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement (COP 21) presents one of the greatest challenges for the planning, design and management of the environment. That is why, in the Netherlands, spatial experts have been asked to participate in the negotiations of the National Climate Agreement (in Dutch Klimaatakkoord). The negotiations took place between April and December 2018, on five so-called sector tables: Electricity, industry, mobility,...

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Spatial research energy & climate: Ruimtelijke verkenning energie en klimaat

Spatial research energy & climate: Ruimtelijke verkenning energie en klimaat

The book ‘Ruimtelijke Verkenning Energie en Klimaat’ featuring research of the NRGlab has been published. The book is a result of the ‘Energie en Ruimte’ project that was conducted by Posad, FABRICations, H+N+S, Dirk Sijmons, Studio Marco Vermeulen, Ruimtevolk and the NRGlab/Wageningen University (2017-2018). In this project, the researchers from the National Perspective Energy & Space team advanced their spatial...

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New project: History of Dutch Energy Landscapes

New project: History of Dutch Energy Landscapes

The notion of ‘energy landscape’ receives more and more attention in both design practice and academia. But what exactly is an energy landscape? Can we identify different types of energy landscapes? How have they evolved through time, and what does this mean for designing and planning landscapes for renewable energies? Are we creating (or should we create) new cultural landscapes? By analysing what is already written on the topic of...

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New project: National Perspective Energy and Space

New project: 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 National Perspective Energy and Space 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...

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New peer-reviewed paper published: Urban Metabolism MFA Eurostat

New peer-reviewed paper published: Urban Metabolism MFA Eurostat

Recently, the Journal of Industrial Ecology published the first article that presents results from the Urban Pulse project. In the article, titled Enhanced Performance of the Eurostat Method for Comprehensive Assessment of Urban Metabolism – A Material Flow Analysis of Amsterdam we propose modifications to the Eurostat method to enhance its performance for comprehensive analysis of urban metabolism. The majority of European urban MFA...

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Amsterdam Metabolism video released (Urban Pulse project)

Amsterdam Metabolism video released (Urban Pulse project)

Recently, a video has been released on some of the the key findings of the Urban Pulse project in Amsterdam. The animation focuses on the consumption of bottled drinking water as a means to reveal some of the complexities of the urban metabolism from source to sink. Watch the video...

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