Our energy supply is going through a transitional phase, with the fossil fuels we use for heating, electricity and transport making way for renewable sources and the role of local energy supply is increasing.
Accelerating this energy transition helps create an active, healthy and liveable society in which economic growth, social justice and a clean environment ensure that people want to live and work in the Netherlands.
The energy system must remain affordable, reliable and operative yet undergo radical change, from a centralised to a more localised system. You don’t know exactly who is responsible for what and who is going to play what role. This means that the changes in society will also be radical. Technically, it’s all possible but localisation requires a conscious distribution of costs and benefits whereby new responsibilities and competencies for every party will emerge.
The creative industries can help find new methodologies to smooth the transitions, in both technical and social terms.