Countries all over the world have set themselves the goal of combating climate change and becoming less dependent on the limited supply of fossil fuels. The Netherlands also wants to emit 49% less CO2 by 2030. Twente contributes to these goals by doing fundamental research into the creation of robust and efficient local energy systems. The energy transition is also creating many job opportunities in Twente.
The world’s demand for energy is increasing while our energy sources are running out. Solutions for producing sustainable energy and for saving energy in smart ways are being developed in Twente.
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The energy transition that is currently taking place is more important than ever. We agreed to strive for an energy-neutral society in the Climate Agreement, which means emitting 49% less CO2 by 2030 (compared to 1990). It is important to take action now in order to realise the goals of the Climate Agreement.
Transitioning to an energy-neutral life means that a lot will change in the coming years. CO2 emissions must be reduced and making smart(er) use of renewable energy sources is just one of the solutions. Twente has many solutions in the field of renewable energy. City and countryside are still linked here, and this is a source of inspiration and innovation. Twente has both the space and the knowledge to come up with smart solutions. These solutions allow us to reduce and save energy, thus contributing to a better world.
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Smart solutions that Twente has for global challenges
In Twente, we work together on solutions for global challenges. We demonstrate on a daily basis that we are capable of bringing innovative solutions for a better world. These innovations are mostly in the fields of healthcare, energy, digitisation, food, circularity and safety.
Twente is an entrepreneurial high-tech region where entrepreneurs, educational institutions and governments join forces to make a difference.
The energy transition that is currently taking place is more important than ever. Twente has many solutions in the field of renewable energy. City and countryside are still linked here, and this is a source of inspiration and innovation.Read more
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