The All Energy Day 2019 took place on the 16th May in the Fokker Terminal, The Hague, creating a platform for sharing interdisciplinary knowledge dedicated to various forms of sustainable energy. Students, young professionals, companies and the municipalities all over Europe, from distinguished backgrounds, congregated together to address and hack the challenges posed towards the renewable energy industry of today and tomorrow. Several workshops, pitch competition, College Tour and an exhibition floor for the different energy- related organizations were organized during the day. Chad Frischmann, Vice- President of Project Drawdown, served as the keynote speaker of the event.
YES Europe Conference 2019
The Yes! Europe Conference 2019 took place in the Netherlands this year. This three day conference was hosted in collaboration with the TU Delft Energy Club, with the All Energy Day as the opening day of the event. This conference aimed to strengthen the community of energy- enthusiasts, students and industry stakeholders, allowing a platform for academia, start-ups and established industries to come together and flourish. With 60 attendees from 15 countries, the event offered a balanced mixture of networking sessions, informative talks by leading experts, panel discussions, simulation games, tours around the city and much more.
Speakers from academics, business, politics, media and society shared their perspectives. Not only will they debated amongst each other, time was reserved each round for students to ask them all your burning questions.
The debate had three rounds, with each three statements and is guided by a professional moderator.
“The Future of Global Energy Markets: Implications for Security, Sustainability and Economic Growth”
Dr Fatih Birol has served as Executive Director of the IEA since September 2015. He was re-elected in January 2018 for a second four-year term, which will begin in September 2019. Under his leadership, the IEA has undertaken its first comprehensive modernisation programme since its creation in 1974.
"A report from the front lines of the global energy transition"
Jeremy Leggett is an award-winning energy-technology entrepreneur, and critically-acclaimed historian-futurist author whose books include The Energy of Nations and The Winning Of The Carbon War. He is founder and a director of Solarcentury, currently the fastest growing UK renewable energy company, and winner of awards including a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
On 20 February 2019, we hosted our very first event of the year- the inaugurating episode of the series of PowerPlay. The speaker for the event was Dr. Doug Arent, the Deputy Associate Lab Director, Scientific Computing and Energy Analysis of NREL. The lunch lecture hosted a houseful of attendees from all years of study, and professionals enthusiastic in learning more about the US Energy market and the ongoing research at NREL in the field of energy transition.
The Rotterdam Case Study
As a follow up on the The Hague Case Study during the Smart City Symposium in May 2018, the Energy Club presented The Rotterdam Case Study in cooperation with the municipality of Rotterdam. This case study considered the transition from a natural gas based heating system towards heating system with more sustainable sources. Both technological and social aspects of this socio-technical challenge were addressed for the case study of Overschie.
Solar Makers Workshop
On the 23rd of November 2018, in the highly equipped PV Laboratory in EWI, the TU Delft Energy Club organized a PV Makers’ Workshop. The workshop was possible thanks to the technical skills, the kind availability and motivation of Professor, researchers and PhD students of the PVMD group (Photo Voltaic Materials & Devices research group) of TU Delft.
Northpool Trading Game
In the Northpool power trading workshop, we showed what it is like to be a trader on the intraday power market. Following a short introduction to power trading and all its relevant aspects, a simulation started where teams of students competed against each other to find out if they have what it takes to be successful traders!
Day of Sustainability Symposium
In cooperation with 6 other sustainable student initiatives from the TU Delft we organised the Day of Sustainability symposium. Energy Club arranged an inspiring, interactive Energy workshop together with EBN. Thank you for participating! Hope to see you next year!
Visit to the Sustainable Energy Week 2018
The Policy Conference is the most important European conference dedicated to sustainable energy policy issues. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas, while networking events forge alliances.
A selected group of enthusiastic students went to Brussels and listened to the inspiring sessions.
Smart City Symposium
How do we design the city of our future?
The morning was filled with inspiring lectures about energy management, water management, sustainable buildings, circular economy, mobility and recycling. During the afternoon students participated in a case study of the Municipality of the Hague! The day closed with networking drinks.
All Energy Day 2018
On the 8th of May the 7th edition of the All Energy Day took place in the Fokker Terminal in The Hague. It was a huge succes, many participants enjoyed the key-note speech by Jeremy Rifkin and participated in interesting sessions with companies.
With a Dutch delegation of 9 students we have attended the annual YES Europe conference in Madrid. During 2 days of lectures and inspirational talks we have learned a lot about the current states in all member countries and we have met a lot of our European colleagues!
For more info check out the yes-energy-europe website here.