Lunch Lecture: Folckert van der Molen - PBL
19 March 2019 12:45 till 13:30 - Location: Fac 3ME; hall D - By: Eveline Zeegers | Add to my calendar
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Folckert van der Molen; researcher Climate Air and Energy; PBL Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving
19 maart 2019
Folckert van der Molen is an energy and sustainability researcher at the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. He started his career there after his studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences at Utrecht University, focusing on Economic Geography. Research areas include sustainable heating in the built environment and regional energy transition processes. Currently working towards facilitating the implementation of the goals for heating in the built environment from the national Climate Agreement on a municipality level in the Netherlands.
This presentation provides an overview of regional challenges in planning the heat-transition of the built environment and proposes methods for solving these challenges. Lessons are drawn from a recent regional case-study conducted in the Drechtsteden region. This study shows how national policy van be translated to a region and municipality level through an analysis of technical and economic solutions for reducing the demand for natural gas. In this case study the researchers participated in a regional decision-making process. Some meta-conclusions can be drawn about effective stakeholder participation and implications for national policy.