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Energy covenant: a breakthrough in the polder

Utilities will close down old coal-fired power stations (here: Amercentrale)

Sorry, we publish this column on Dutch energy policy only in Dutch.

Emmo Meijer: society has lost the conviction that science is the motor of progress

Emmo Meijer

‘Dutch government officials do not support any more the idea that the country has to invest in research. There are hardly any knowledgeable civil servants who have an idea of the importance of R&D. Political parties do not want to understand it, and the respect for science seems to have vanished in my country. We

Willem Sederel: do not hype the biobased economy

Marc Verbruggen (Natureworks): ‘Europe has the sugar beet, the best crop for biopolymers, but does not use it.’

Piezoelectricity, for a world using less resources