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Sustainable energy transition: a new dimension in the Dutch landscape - position paper ECN and WUR
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Solar Energy 19-9-2017
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-O--17-019 Other
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The transition towards a sustainable energy system will have far-reaching consequences in many areas of Dutch society. These include changes to the living environment and landscape. In order to achieve a successful energy transition, early consideration of the spatial design of new energy landscapes and the way in which they develop is essential. This means all parties involved coming together in a concerted effort to design energy landscapes in which people and technology meet each other in a new way. A new way of thinking is needed that goes beyond spatial integration, towards the creation of landscapes that people value and that are economically feasible. Landscapes that help ensuring that the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future is supported and can take place rapidly. In this paper, ECN and WUR have combined their knowledge about energy technology and landscape architecture. By doing so, we aim to contribute to the debate about what is desirable and necessary in order to ensure that the energy transition is on the right track from a spatial perspective.

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