After 3 years, we can say it, it happened again and it was a success! On the 17th of May 2022, about 300 students and professionals met in the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven to discuss the actual developments in the energy transition, and more specifically the future of urban energy systems. With 20 given workshops, the participants had the choice to join a company case closely related to their interests. Next to that, speakers such as Heleen de Coninck, co-writer at the IPCC, Devin Diran, researcher at TNO, Rik Thijs, elderman of Eindhoven for GroenLinks, former Energy Now organizer Rein Westerdijk co-founder of the startup Taylor and many others. After an exhausting, yet inspiring day it was time to relax, have a few drinks with each other and make contact to bring the energy transition to the next step! See you next year Energy Now!
The future of our cities depends on the decisions we make about our energy now. From where it is sourced to how it is consumed will determine our living environment for generations to come. As a species we depend on energy in every aspect of our lives and by 2045 the world’s urban population will have reached 6 billion. This exponential growth of city-dwellers will present one of the major challenges of the coming century. How can we provide the required energy while accommodating for this increased urban expansion and energy consumption while transforming already existing infrastructure to reduce emissions and prevent further global warming? By adopting novel technology and methodologies into our urban energy systems we can make them digitalised, decentralised and decarbonised.
Energy Now 2022 was supported by the energy learning community. You can find more information on their project on https://www.project-elc.nl/
This event would not have been possible without the Energy Now committee, and Team Energy more generally. Here is the 2022 Commission, from left to right:
Zënas Felipa – Treasurer
Joep Jan Meerdink – Acquisition
Ilse van Deventer – Chair
Bruno van Leeuwen – Planning and Logistics
David Melamed – Acquisition
Robin Brett van Steen – Promotion
Liam Geschwindt – Program & Content