Climate and energy
The Netherlands is facing a huge task in the area of climate and energy. In the national climate agreement, Dutch organizations and companies have set the goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 49% in 2030 compared to 1990. To meet this 2030 climate goal, governments, businesses and citizens must work together to go through a major societal transition that affects the urban environment, mobility, industry, agriculture, and our electricity supply. The researchers at Dialogic are well-equipped to support governments in this endeavor with thorough research and advice. Below, a number of examples:
- Monitoring and evaluation of climate and energy policy
Good monitoring and evaluation is a desirable prerequisite when accounting for government policy. In recent years, Dialogic has carried out various (policy) evaluations in the climate and energy domain, for example on the knowledge function of the Environmental Policy in Flanders, the Statutory Research Tasks of Nature and Environment, the fiscal measures to stimulate electric driving and the energy strategy of the municipality of Venray. Because of our extensive experience with various evaluation methods in different sectors, Dialogic has the right skills to support policymakers.
- Effects of digitization on energy infrastructure
Digitization of energy infrastructure contributes to a more efficient use of energy. At the same time, the complexity of the energy system is increasing. Dialogic can use both quantitative and more qualitative research methods to map out the impact of digitization on energy infrastructure. For example, we have previously conducted research on the cybersecurity risks of smart devices and the impact of digitalization on the power grid.
- Research on sustainable innovation ecosystems
Innovations are an important prerequisite for making our society more sustainable. In recent years, Dialogic has conducted research into sustainable innovation ecosystems, in for example the aviation and maritime sector. Within these innovation ecosystems, Dialogic itself has also been involved in the development of various growth fund proposals.
With extensive experience with various evaluation methods in different sectors, Dialogic has the right skills to support policy makers. Dialogic has extensive experience in conducting evaluation studies (ex-ante, interim and ex-post) on the effectiveness and efficiency of policy measures, programs and institutions. In order to conduct thorough research into developments in energy policy, Dialogic has a strong in-house team of researchers with an academic background in energy or innovation sciences and a personal passion with regards to the energy transition. These researchers are able to provide critical but constructive reflections on the various steps taken in the transition to a sustainable country. In this way, Dialogic contributes further to the development of sound policy to make the Netherlands future-proof, both from experience, knowledge and personal interest.
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