The industrial contribution towards an Energy Neutral Environment
: an investigation on how to initiate a transition

  • F.J.M. Schoenmakers

Student thesis: Master


This paper deals with the topic of the stay away of an energy transition. lnvestigations are carried out, the environmental discussion is increasing but real substantial actions seem to stay away. Trias-Energetica, an important term in the sustainability sector contoins two important actions; (1) making use of renewable/sustainable energy sourees and (2) decrease your energy demand. Since the energy use on industrial areas is substantial as welf as the upcoming restructure processes of these areas, the investigation focused hereon. How can industrial areas deliver their contribution towards an energy neutral environment? Which actions have to be undertaken? A methad for increasing the efficiency is lndustrial Symbiosis which could be carried out by applying Strategie Niche Management as welf as a mutual gains approach to create mutual support. This investigation focuses on the actions to be undertaken to initiate the transition, and the con tribution of the Province of Noord-Brabant hereon. Literature study, interviews and the Moerdijk case study clarify the issues.
Date of Award31 Aug 2011
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorW.F. Schaefer (Supervisor 1) & E.G.J. Blokhuis (Supervisor 2)

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