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Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)

ECN develops high-level knowledge and technology for a sustainable energy system and transfers them to the market. Europe, and The Netherlands in particular, needs all possible options to achieve its climate objectives. That means researching the use of sustainable energy, energy conservation and clean use of fossil fuels, fields in which ECN makes significant headway. Take for instance the solar cell module development, the wind farm aerodynamics, the second generation production of Green Gas from biomass, and CO2 capture whether combined or not with hydrogen production. In fact, in the field of CCS (CO2 capture and storage) the Netherlands make important progress. The R&D world of energy technology is a vast world. ECN is proud of its broad range of experts working in this world. You will have to visit a lot of countries to find a comparable institute demonstrating a similar variety of research activities at one location.

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WEBINAR: Energy efficient electric motor systems: learning from Indonesia

This webinar will introduce listeners to the characteristics of energy efficient electric motor systems, their design and the savings that are possible from improved systems, as well as describe the barriers that prevent more efficient systems being adopted.

PROJECT: Achieving green growth in developing countries: the political economy of energy security

In this project, the Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Clingandael), the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands, Oxford Policy Management and ClimateCare are exploring how political economy constraints and enablers resulting from institutional, business and political structures influence the ambition and implementation of national green growth plans

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NEWS: Research to explore benefits of – and options for – green energy policies

New research by the Clingendael Institute, Netherlands, and funded by CDKN, will provide recommendations to decision-makers in Kenya, Indonesia and Colombia on strategies to make the green growth transition, with a special emphasis on the energy sector.

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INSIDE STORY: Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) to accelerate geothermal power: Lessons from Kenya

The Government of Kenya has ambitions to significantly expand its power supply from geothermal sources to underpin low-carbon, climate resilient development.

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PROJECT: Kenya’s geothermal NAMA

The Government of Kenya has submitted an ambitious NAMA proposal to the UNFCCC registry. This project supported the Government in implementing the NAMA.

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