SDR contributes to national Transition Path High Temperature Heat 2050

Industrie in de Delta Regio

In September 2017 the national government must present a Transition Path Higher Temperature Heat as a part of the National Energy Agenda. For this transition path input from the sectors and the regions is crucial.

Based on the worked out transition paths the new cabinet can – if desired – formulate an assignment for the negotiations about administrative and functional climate and energy agreements. Ultimately these actions should lead to an integral energy and climate plan (Inek) which the Netherlands, along with other EU member states, must submit to the European Union late 2017/early 2018.

Sectors and regions join the discussion

The Ministry of Economic Affairs, VNO/NCW, VEMW and VNCI will organize meeting throughout 2017, enabling the sectors and regions to indicated how the industrial transition to a low carbon economy can be achieved.

Contribution SDR can make

SDR is not a branch organization, but it can indicate from her own experience with industrial symbiosis where the potential bottlenecks are in the realization of this transition:

  • Projects have a relatively low yield;
  • Long return on investment;
  • Obstacles due to rules and regulations;
  • And face hindrance due to lack of public infrastructure.


What is discussed?


Theme’s relevant to this discussion are:

  • Effective (international) policy for CO₂ reduction;
  • Analyze the restrictions and bottlenecks;
  • Role of the consumer;
  • Role of innovation and technology;
  • Sectoral and regional plans.

It can be determined that all participating parties (companies, branch organizations, governments, regions) are of the conviction to turn towards the path of a low carbon economy / circular economy in 2050. As a starting point, the Ministry of Education maintains a focus on CO₂.