With some 350 attendees, inspiring speakers and a series of interesting workshops, the second Energy in Transition Summit at RDM Rotterdam’s Onderzeebootloods on 11 April 2018 was a resounding success. During the event, organised by the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the participants were updated on the latest developments in the energy transition. They also had an opportunity to forge new alliances, and companies based in the port area were invited to become part of Rotterdam’s energy transition. An opportunity they’re advised to grasp, actually: while the region should be able to achieve the climate targets set for 2030; the challenges set for 2050 call for a complete overhaul of our energy system. Now isn’t the time to wait and see what happens – we need to roll up our sleeves and set to work.
The Wuppertal Report, presented by Nico van Dooren and Caroline Kroes, describes which transition pathways the transport sector should follow to reduce its CO₂ emissions to the levels established by the Paris Agreement. The results of the study are expected to become available in early May.
During the summit, the attendees themselves also got busy in various workshops dealing with different aspects of the energy transition. The participants exchanged views and ideas, worked on solutions and breakthroughs and formed new private sector alliances.
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