On Thursday, King of the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander, opened a symposium on the energy transition in the Martinikerk in Groningen .
At the invitation of the New Energy Coalition, some 400 energy specialists and policymakers from the Netherlands and abroad come together for 2 days to work on the sustainable energy system of the future with green hydrogen.
In his opening speech, the King said that the energy transition is not only urgent, but also complex.
“Hydrogen could be the perfect solution, but steps still need to be taken,” King Willem-Alexander said.
King sustainably behind the wheel
The monarch accepted an invitation from Carl Holthausen, CTO of Hyzon Motors Europe, to get behind the wheel of a Hyzon hydrogen truck.
Symposium Wind Meets Gas
The Wind Meets Gas symposium focuses on the latest developments in the transition to environmentally friendly energy sources. This mainly concerns green hydrogen, i.e. hydrogen that is not produced with natural gas, but with solar or wind energy.
On Wind Meets Gas, Energy experts and policymakers from industry, research and government meet annually to discuss developments in the energy transition in relation to hydrogen: from large-scale application and system integration to education and the labor market and everything in between. Green hydrogen (hydrogen) is now recognized worldwide as an indispensable link in the sustainable energy system of the future. ‘The North Sea Energy Issue and Connecting Hydrogen Valleys’ is the overarching theme of this year’s symposium.