The energy transition poses numerous challenges. What are, for example, the effects of new energy systems on land use? And how do you ensure a sufficient supply of energy at times when there is no wind or the sun is not shining? At the same time, it is a challenge to keep a critical eye on sustainable developments. A sustainable alternative does not necessarily contribute to sustainability, if you look at the bigger picture. For example, one of our studies showed that a heat network for well-insulated homes would lead to more CO2 emissions than heating these homes in a traditional way. Another example is the European Emission Trading System (ETS), which means that efforts to reduce emissions in the Netherlands, if not properly regulated, will be cancelled out by extra emissions elsewhere in Europe.
Decisio is happy to contribute to managing the energy transition. We do this with our knowledge, experience and methodologies, as you would expect from us. So, putting alternatives side by side, and then, fact-based, charting the effects of the various alternatives. After all, the ultimate goal is also to work cost-effectively, so that investments make a maximum contribution to the climate and energy objectives.