The tables are turning! The immediate crisis of the Corona pandemic merges with the slow motion crisis of climate change and ecological decline. Energy will be needed to rebuild societies in a hurry after Corona, but at the same time the more gradual transition to sustainability and climate neutrality will remain urgent. In this reality, more complex than ever, new energy business paradigms may emerge. New values may become dominant, now the fragility of our economic system has become visible. Companies that have existed for years may leave the playing field after the crisis, or at least have to reconsider their strategies.
What do energy companies have to do in order to survive? How can they help to solve the unprecedented challenges the world faces? Bert Stuij gives his very tentative views on the future given all the uncertainties and is ready to answer your questions on this precarious topic.
- The crises we face
- Shifting values and paradigms
- An energy sector as part of the solution
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Leon Stille, General Manager EDI, has a background in Earth Sciences (BSc) and renewable energy technology (MSc) from the University of Utrecht. From the start of his career he has focused on conventional and renewable energy technology development and education. He has held commercial roles in several energy companies such as the Dutch gas grid operator Alliander and international oil & gas company Frames. Furthermore, he worked for Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research (TNO) as business development manager dedicated to enabling and accelerating the energy transition.
Bert Stuij (MSc.) is Vice President Innovation at the Energy Delta Institute (EDI) and Manager National Programmes/Energy at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO, a government institution. At EDI, Stuij works on programme development and education with a specific focus on energy transition. At RVO, Stuij is responsible for renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy innovation policy. Previously Stuij worked in the private sector for Shell and at various semi-private institutions (Novem) and government agencies (SenterNovem, AgentschapNL).