Sustainability plans Amsterdam Port and Industry

The Port of Amsterdam and the City of Amsterdam have great ambitions when it comes to making the port and industry more sustainable. From 2050 the port of Amsterdam should be a fully sustainable energy and fuel cluster with green hydrogen, biofuels, capture, storage and reuse of CO2 and synthetic fuels. How do they approach […]

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The power of informal networks: the Amsterdam approach

In order to tackle the energy transition in a concrete way, good cooperation and exchange of experiences and ideas is essential. Together with other main regional stakeholders, ORAM, Port of Amsterdam and the City of Amsterdam have organized the TET network (Talks Energy Transition), including the bimonthly Energy Transition Café.  During the European Industry & […]

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Solar mirrors make high quality industrial heat

The Belgian energy company Azteq installed the first pilot of an industrial solar mirror park in Antwerp last year. The park generates green heat from concentrated sunlight. During the European Industry & Energy Summit 2020 Dutch energy company Darel, Azteq’s strategic partner, will pitch on the technology that can make industrial heat more sustainable.

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Optimistic Samsom: Only circular economy is decades behind

According to Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet of EU commissioner Frans Timmermans, the momentum for a strong European climate policy is better than ever. Offshore wind is doing well, hydrogen is on its way, but the circular economy still seems to be a decade behind. Sense of urgency has yet to come.

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Europe protects industry with carbon border adjustment

The consultations between the European leaders also resulted in breakthroughs around ETS and the so-called carbon border adjustment. The emission tax is being extended to the aviation and maritime sectors. And from 2023 onwards, companies that want to export goods to Europe will also have to pay for their CO2 emissions. The stakes of the […]

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