International energy and climate policies having a growing influence on national energy strategies in the Netherlands, as in other EU countries, and on energy systems as a whole. We are well-versed in government policies, European and national energy transition scenarios, and the impacts and barriers shaping developments in the energy sector. The topics we handle include EU policy implementation, the effectiveness of the EU-ETS, changes to energy production infrastructure, the impact of electric transport, energy efficiency, and the availability and sustainability of biomass. Read more about Bettina, or visit the theme page International energy issues.For more information please contact Bettina Kampman.
The work of our Energy supply sector is concerned with the major challenges of the energy transition and their implications for the energy industry. The issues revolve around energy sources (the switch to renewables), infrastructure (renewable gas, heat, electricity), conversion and storage, security of delivery and smarter demand management (smart grids). Check out the page devoted to Energy supply. For more information please contact Frans Rooijers.
Under the heading ‘Energy in industry’ we seek ways of improving energy efficiency and making production processes more sustainable, analysing issues from a technological, economic and environmental angle. Clients opt for CE Delft because we combine a good understanding of industrial processes and efficiency options with a thorough knowledge of developments in policy and legislation. In projects with industry we have proved our ability to identify options ‘outside the box’ that often turn out to be surprisingly realistic. Read more about Bettina Kampman and Sustainable industry. For more information please contact Bettina Kampman.
My job is to analyse policy instruments for the improvement of the environmental performance of aviation and maritime shipping. I thrive on assisting policy makers in the design of policy instruments that have the maximum environmental results at the least economic costs. In the last couple of years, I have been very active in assisting policy makers and stakeholders in preparing for the inclusion of aviation in ETS. Read more about Jasper. Check out the pages devoted to Aviation and Maritime shipping.For more information please contact Jasper Faber.
Biomass is used in industry (particularly in the chemicals sector), in transport (biofuels) and for ‘green’ power generation. In projects for industry, government and NGOs we research and analyse the environmental, financial, economic and policy aspects of biomass. We help clients get to grips with the question of which biomass chains are sustainable and economically wise, and which are not. Read more about Cor or go to the theme page Renewable fuels. For more information please contact Cor Leguijt.
Transport economics is concerned with economic analyses of the traffic and transport sector, with the main focus on developing and evaluating policy measures, calculating the external and infrastructure costs of traffic, determining the cost effectiveness of technical measures and policy instruments, and performing broader economic analyses (on employment effects, for example). We work for clients in the Netherlands as well as internationally. Translating complex research projects into transparent and practically oriented (policy) recommendations for clients is one of my core areas of expertise that I frequently apply in this area of my work. Read more about Arno and the theme of Transport economics.For more information please contact Arno Schroten.
Under the heading Passenger transport CE Delft carries out policy studies for government bodies, from the EU through to local authorities. In assessing the impact of policy measures and analysing how policy effectiveness can be improved we are leaders in the field. For many years we have contributed building blocks for transport climate policy at different scale levels. Read more about Anco and Passenger transport. For more information please contact or Anco Hoen.
CE Delft has extensive knowledge of transport emissions (road freight, inland shipping, rail) and the factors influencing them. This knowledge has been consolidated in the STREAM model, which we use to calculate the emissions of different modes of transport under specific conditions. Combining technical knowledge with policy-oriented solutions is one of my core areas of expertise. For government agencies and industry we elaborate wisely-crafted instruments that help reduce freight transport emissions so they conform to the (future) standards demanded by society. Read more about Eelco and the theme of Freight transport. For more information please contact Eelco den Boer.
To my mind, there are two main challenges facing environmental policy-makers over the next three decades: climate change and global resource depletion. Having graduated as an economist, majoring in welfare theory, and gaining my PhD in applied environmental economics, I see it as my task to analyse these problems, unravel the driving forces and propose ways of preserving the natural environment and its services for future generations. Read more about Sander. Check out the page devoted to Environmental economics. For more information please contact Sander de Bruyn.
The environment is not something people automatically factor into their decision-making, certainly not when pollution carries no price tag. Goods and services that are priced too cheaply will be overconsumed, leading to degradation of the ‘commons’ and depletion of the world’s natural resources. At the same time, the consumption of materials and energy has become so complex and Read more about Martijn. Check out the page devoted to Financial instruments. For more information please contact Martijn Blom.
The essence of our work is to analyse the environmental footprint of raw materials, products and waste streams and help reduce that footprint. To that end we carry out Life Cycle Assessments of raw materials and products for numerous branches of industry, including metallurgy, plastics, textiles, chemicals, packaging, construction and waste processing. We seek robust environmental improvement, and much of our work proceeds from the notion of a circular economy. Working alongside CE Delft’s economists, we also look at issues of feedstock dependency and cost. Read more about Geert and Raw material chains. For more information please contact Geert Bergsma.
CE Delft performs environmental analyses of numerous foods and beverages, including soft rinks, beer, milk, juices, coffee, tea, meat and meat substitutes. It also provides consultancy on concrete improvements, usually developed in brainstorm sessions with clients, analyses environmental impacts and calculates price tags. Over the past few years we have had extensive experience performing environmental lifecycle assessments (LCAs) of food production chains, including agricultural aspects like soil organic material balance, fertiliser inputs (including waste materials), use of waste streams as animal fodder, and waste prevention. Read more about Ingrid and Food chains.For more information please contact Ingrid Odegard.
In our work on the theme 'Sustainable cities' we combine new and existing knowledge and skills with new and existing products to help local authorities and businesses make progress on transitioning to a sustainable society at the level of their town or city. Our work in this area focuses on the following issues: urban energy consumption and energy infrastructure (heat, gas and power, and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles); waste and resources (circular economy); urban transport (passenger transport and urban logistics); financial instruments and sustainable business cases. Read more about Benno and Sustainable cities. For more information please contact Benno Schepers.
The issue of sustainable mobility in the urban environment is shooting up the agenda, with a growing number of towns and cities looking for ways to combine reliable access with sustainability. Sustainable urban mobility is about more than reducing carbon footprints, though. It’s also about air quality, noise, safety and accessibility. And about how we shape our urban spaces, about how transport mobility feeds into the urban economy and our sense of place. Read more about Anco and Sustainable urban mobility. For more information please contact Anco Hoen.
CE Delft helps government and industry set up sustainable procurement programmes in line with the aims of Corporate Social Responsibility (SCR). Thanks to our extensive track record in the realm of sustainability and environmental footprints we can make sure such programmes focus on the product groups where there's most to gain. Read more about Lonneke and the theme of Sustainable Procurement<https://www.ce.nl/duurzaam-inkopen>. For more information, contact Lonneke de Graaff.
The theme Built environment, national policy is concerned with research and consultancy on national policy instruments geared to making the built environment more sustainable. Read more about Cor or go to the theme page Built environment national policy. For more information please contact Cor Leguijt.