Club of Amsterdam
Energy is the very lifeblood of today’s society and economy. Our work, leisure, and our economic, social and physical welfare all depend on the sufficient, uninterrupted supply of energy. Yet we take it for granted – and energy demand continues to grow, year after year. Traditional fossil energy sources such as oil are ultimately limited and the growing gap between increasing demand and shrinking supply will, in the not too distant future, have to be met increasingly from alternative primary energy sources. We must strive to make these more sustainable to avoid the negative impacts of global climate change, the growing risk of supply disruptions, price volatility and air pollution that are associated with today’s energy systems. [European Commission]
The conference presentations are now online:
by Kees Daey Ouwens
Welcome by our Host Karel van der Poel, Co-founder, CEO, Mirror42
Part I: The Speakers are:
Rob van Hattum, Head of Science Programmes, VPRO television
Hubert Dubbelman, Manager Corporate Communications, DaimlerChrysler Nederland B.V.
Kees Daey Ouwens, Professor, TU Eindhoven
Part II: Panel with Keynote Speakers and the Challengers
Erik Middelman, Director, Co-Founder, NedStack fuel cell technology BV
Kas Hemmes, Projectleader, VG2 [the greening of gas], associate professor, TU Delft
The panel is going to be broadcasted by Radio Netherlands in the Amsterdam Forum. The presenter is Andy Clark.