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Community Energy

Scientific approaches of community energy

Datum:15 juli 2019

In several European countries, an increasing part of the production of renewable energy is generated by citizen-owned production units. These units are installed and managed individually or by local communities, and the number of local energy initiatives, who...

‘Beast from the East’ sends Dutch gas price sky-high

Datum:25 februari 2019
Auteur:Daniël Schans, Research Assistant at the Centre for Energy Economics Research (CEER)

After a few quiet years, the Dutch gas market is going through turbulent times. This is mainly due to earthquakes in the Groningen area and the social resistance to gas extraction that followed. Consequently, the Dutch government decided to gradually lower...

Nationale energietransities in Europese energiemarkten (artikel in ESB)

Datum:29 januari 2019

Prof. dr. Machiel Mulder schreef in het vakblad voor economen een artikel over de integratie van nationale en regionale energiemarkten met betrekking tot de energietransitie. U leest het volledige artikel hier.



Datum:17 januari 2019

Is kernenergie een noodzakelijk kwaad in tijden van klimaatverandering? Ontdek het tijdens het TWISTGESPREK KERNENERGIE op woe 23 januari van 20.00 tot 21.30 uur bij de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.


Simon Friederich en...

Energie Debat: Electrificatie - toename van gasconsumptie?

Energie Debat: Elektrificatie - toename van gasconsumptie?

Datum:08 november 2018

Professor Machiel Mulder (RUG/Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde FEB) kruist de degens met Jan Willem van de Groep (‘Factory Zero’ en ‘Nul op de Meter’). Zij bespreken Mulder’s recent gepubliceerde rapport ‘Electrification of heating and transport: a scenario...

It has been a big pleasure to host the 41st International IAEE conference!

Datum:29 juni 2018

We have been proud to host the 41st edition of the IAEE international conference in 2018.  About 650 participants from all over the world attended, of which about 450 contributed as speaker or chair. Conference participants included academics, policy makers,...

Masterclass Van het gas af … hoe dan?

Masterclass: Van het gas af … hoe dan?

Datum:29 juni 2018

Nederland moet ‘van het gas af’. Het klimaatakkoord richt zich op het terugdringen van de CO2-uitstoot en werkt toe naar een aardgasvrije samenleving. In het najaar van 2018 zal blijken hoe dit streven gerealiseerd moet worden.

In de 2-daagse UGBS masterclass...

Waardedaling woningen in aardbevingsgebied tot 2015 gemiddeld 9,3%

Woningen in aardbevingsgebied zijn ruim 9 procent minder waard

Datum:08 juni 2018

Woningen in het Groningse aardbevingsgebied zijn tot 2015 gemiddeld 9,3% in waarde gedaald. Dat concluderen promovendus Nicolás Durán en hoogleraar Ruimtelijke Econometrie Paul Elhorst van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Zij analyseerden data van de Nederlandse...

41st IAEE Energy conference

Start 41st IAEE international Energy conference

Datum:08 juni 2018

The 41st IAEE international Energy conference has kicked off today in Groningen, starting with a doctoral seminar on the “Economics of Climate Policy”. The economics of energy is one of the major challenges of our time. Find out all the details on the IAEE...

Het Grote Gasdebat

Datum:07 juni 2018

Kan Nederland van het gas af? Prof. dr. Machiel Mulder hoogleraar Regulering van energiemarkten aan de RUG is één van de topsprekers tijdens het Grote Gasdebat op 25 juni in De Balie in Amsterdam

Report Gas production and earthquakes in Groningen

End to gas extraction in Groningen means opportunities

Datum:05 juni 2018

In their report entitled ‘Gas production and earthquakes in Groningen. Reflection on economic and social consequences’, University of Groningen researchers Machiel Mulder and Peter Perey conclude that the government’s announcement of its intention to stop extracting...

Rapport Gas production and earthquakes in Groningen

Einde aan Groninger gaswinning biedt regio kans op voortrekkersrol energietransitie

Datum:05 juni 2018

Nu het kabinet heeft aangekondigd de gaswinning uit het Groningenveld volledig te willen beëindigen, ontstaan er kansen om te werken aan alternatieven voor de regio. Dankzij de vrije ruimte in de omgeving, een ligging dichtbij de zee en de aanwezigheid van...

Presentation of the report in Brussel

The future of gas in an electrified Europe

Datum:04 juni 2018

The report ‘Gas and the electrification of heating & transport: scenarios for 2050’ was presented in Brussels on 23 May by a team of researchers including University of Groningen Professor Machiel Mulder. The report, which was commissioned by the Centre on...

Gas power station Hemweg in Amsterdam. Picture: Rens Groenendijk / Nationale Beeldbank

Electrification will cause major increase in gas demand in the Netherlands

Datum:24 mei 2018

Switching to electric heating systems in homes and electric vehicles are two important ways to reduce CO2 emissions in the Netherlands and reduce its dependence on fossil energy such as Groningen natural gas. However, this will cause a major increase in the...

IAEE Energy Conference

Two new round tables at 41st International IAEE Energy

Datum:26 april 2018

In one of the six round tables of the IAEE Energy conference we will have a panel discussion on the impact of climate policies on international competitiveness. Which climate policy tools are most effective: subsidies or carbon taxes? How can the energy intensive...

IAEE Energy conference-2018

Other round tables at 41st International IAEE Energy conference

Datum:19 april 2018

The round table ‘Energy Transition: Role of Local Governments’ on June 12, 2018 focusses on the dramatic change in the energy industry from a centralized large-scale fossil fuel generation to distributed decentralized small-scale generation based on renewable...

Fransforming Energy Markets

Two new round tables at 41st International IAEE Energy conference

Datum:12 april 2018

The round table ‘Disruptive Challenges for the Energy Industry’ on 11 June 2018 discusses disruptive innovations, how the energy industry can cope with this phenomenon and the role of government policy in the world of disruptive developments. The examples of...

Transforming Energy Markets

Six round tables at 41st International IAEE Energy conference

Datum:10 april 2018

These round tables offer a unique opportunity for academics, policy makers, consultants and representatives from energy business to meet and discuss various relevant energy related topics.

Gazprom Seminar: Trading the Thermal Energy Complex

Datum:09 maart 2018

Are you curious about energy trading and do you want to learn more about the dynamic and diverse environment energy traders work in?

Blog: Against the Gods – A day on a London trade floor

Datum:23 januari 2018

Working in energy or finance as a trader or analyst can seem rational and automated but it also involves dealing with randomness. Find out about a dynamic and diverse day in the life of a trader in this blog by a professional from a London trading floor.

Shell Business Challenge

Energise your future with Shell Business Challenge!

Datum:19 oktober 2017

Do you want to stand out from the crowd on the job market? Are you ready to bridge the gap between the theories you learn and the reality that corporate executives face? 

Catch up! on Energy Transition - 24 November

Datum:17 oktober 2017

The dynamic world of energy is rapidly changing. Successful innovations call for strategic perspectives, while companies are searching for new ways to respond to different market demands. Are you a player in the energy business, who is currently dealing with...

'Subsidies for renewable energy result in more emissions in the industry' by Steven Mous

Datum:13 oktober 2017

The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) currently caps emissions of over eleven thousand installations in thirty-one countries, amounting to around 45 percent of EU CO2 emissions. Simultaneously, many European governments aim to replace fossil-fuel...

‘Solving the Energy Puzzle’ MOOC launches its fourth edition

Datum:30 september 2017

On 30 October the free online course ‘Solving the Energy Puzzle’ launches its fourth edition. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will provide an insight into the vast array of issues surrounding the complexity of the energy transition, one of the hottest...

EBF Conference 2017 – College Day: Energy in Transition

Datum:15 september 2017

Date of the event: Thursday October 5th, 2017

Ben Gales and Rick Hölsgens assess the Coal Transition in the Netherlands in a form of a historical case study

Datum:01 september 2017

In their paper, Ben Gales (University of Groningen) and Rick Hölgens (Central Scientific Institute of the Technical University of Dortmund) look at the "Coal Transition in the Netherlands" as part of: "An historical case study for the project "Coal Transitions:...

Samuel Ribansky during the European Parliament Plenary in Strasbourg

“Groningen Energy Specialist provides the skills to shape the future look of the energy policies”

Datum:14 augustus 2017

We talked to Samuel Ribansky, Senior Research Executive at FleishmanHillard’s Energy Practice in Brussels. From his own business experience he saw the added value FEB’s Energy Specialist education. “The labour market is in need of graduates with effectively...

Machiel Mulder, Stijn Neuteleers and Frank Hindriks deliberate the fairness of dynamic grid tariffs in their new publication: Assessing fairness of dynamic grid tariffs

Datum:05 juni 2017

In their paper, Mulder, Neuteleers and Hindriks focus namely on dynamic tariffs. Furthermore, authors seek to assess the fairness of dynamic tariffs through a combination of theoretical and empirical research. Fairness is defined broader than inequality; it...

Seminar on emissions trading and energy transition in The Hague | 12 May 2017

Datum:21 mei 2017

Het evenement werd gehost door het Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving (PBL) in Den Haag. Deelnemers uit zo ongeveer alle werkgebieden die aan het onderwerp raken waren vertegenwoordigd. In de zaal zaten bijvoorbeeld mensen afkomstig van drie ministeries (EZ, I&M,...

Walk around the Maxima-centrale Gas Power Plant

Energy Excursion: Visit to the Maxima-centrale Gas Power Plant and Vierverlaten Solar Park | 17 May 2017

Datum:21 mei 2017

At the beginning of the excursion, students were presented with both the challenges and opportunities facing an incumbent energy company, Engie. Experts from Engie discussed the changing strategy and a movement from fossil fuels towards more renewables with Energy...

Dr. Killian J McCarthy presenting at the Flame Conference

Dr. Killian J McCarthy speaking about survival strategies for incumbents at the Flame Conference

Datum:15 mei 2017

Flame is Europe's leading natural gas and LNG conference, attending by 650+ gas producers and consumers, infrastructure providers, traders and regulators.

More information about the conference can be found here.

Succesful energy transition requires international electricity market

Datum:29 april 2017

The realization of energy transition is a socially important, but costly, exercise. To keep the costs of this transition to a minimum, it is important to uphold the basic principles of the organization of the electricity market. These are conclusions drawn...

Seminar: emission trading and energy transition | 12 May 2017

Datum:21 april 2017

Het Centre for Energy Economics Research (CEER) van de Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, de Benelux Association for Energy Economics (BAEE) en World Information Service on Energy (WISE) organiseren een seminar over het...

Energietransitie vereist internationale elektriciteitsmarkt

Datum:09 maart 2017

Het realiseren van de energietransitie is een maatschappelijk belangrijke, maar ook kostbare aangelegenheid. Om de kosten van de gewenste transitie zo laag mogelijk te houden, is het nodig de basisprincipes van de ordening van de elektriciteitsmarkt zoveel...

Blog - The financial costs imposed by fossil fuel divestment

Datum:21 februari 2017
Auteur:Arjan Trinks

“If it’s wrong to wreck the planet, then it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage” by Arjan Trinks 

Machiel Mulder appointed board member of the IAEE

Datum:14 februari 2017

Prof. Machiel Mulder has been appointed member of the board of the International Association for Energy Economics. IAEE is the global association of professionals in the field of energy economics. This includes academics as well as business people and government...

Student Seminar about Trading the Thermal Energy Complex - 23 February 2017

Datum:10 februari 2017

Trading the thermal energy complex - A cross-commodity perspective

Excursion for Energy Specialist students on 17 May

Datum:26 januari 2017

We are happy to announce that on 17 May 2017, students who are participating in courses belonging to the Energy Specialist programme (either Energy & Finance, Energy Transition & Innovation or Economics of Regulating markets) have the opportunity to register...

CEER on LinkedIn

Datum:13 januari 2017

In close cooperation with the FEB communication department, we have developed a LinkedIn page on energy. The aim is to activiely participate in the societal discussion around energy topics and to show the insights FEB experts can offer. The LinkedIn group is...

Rick Holsgens´ PhD Thesis Defense: Energy Transitions in the Netherlands.

Datum:23 november 2016
Auteur:Ben Gales

Energy transitions: drifting or steering?

Master event - 24 November 2016

Datum:01 november 2016

The University of Groningen organizes open days to promote all its Master's degree programmes from 21 - 25 November 2016.

SEMINAR Monitoring energy behaviour of firms and consumers - 3 November 2016

Datum:18 oktober 2016

In the Autumn 2016 CEER Seminar two research projects will be introduced.

MOOC about complexity of the energy transition - start 24 October 2016

Datum:18 oktober 2016

On 24 October the free online course ‘Solving the Energy Puzzle’ launches its third edition.

Information Session about Energy Specialist - 11 October

Datum:18 oktober 2016

On 11 October, an Information Event for MSc students was held about the Energy Specialist programme.

Executive course 'Community-Centric Energy Transition' - 23 March 2017

Datum:18 oktober 2016

We are happy to announce the upcoming edition of our Executive Course: The Community-Centric Energy Transition. This course will start on 23 March 2017 and has the purpose to provide managers and professionals in the field of Energy Economics with beneficial...

Prof. Machiel Mulder speaking about the green-energy market on BNR

Datum:17 oktober 2016

Zo'n 65 procent van de Nederlandse huishoudens heeft een contract voor groene stroom. Dat betekent dat ze een paar euro per maand extra betalen. Goed voor het milieu, zou je denken. Maar dat is dus niet waar.

41st IAEE International Conference Groningen 2018

Datum:21 september 2016

From 10-13 June 2018, the 41st IAEE International conference will take place. The conference will be held in our very own city (Groningen) and will offer insights and in-depth discussions within the field of energy economics. This event is hosted by CEER together...

CEER Fall Seminar on Electricity Markets, 16/12/2015

Datum:18 november 2015

Join us on December 16th for the first CEER Fall Seminar. After the succes of the first CEER Workshop in March 2015, we present two visiting speakers from Leuphana Universität Lüneburg and KU Leuven who will go in-depth about the functioning of electricity...

NWO project "Redesigning the Electricity Market to Foster Renewable Energy"

Datum:06 oktober 2015

As a result of the increase of renewable energy sources, the electricity market is changing in many perspectives. A multidisciplinary team of researchers will analyze the consequences of a number of alternative options to redesign the electricity market to...

NEW! "Solving the Energy Puzzle" - MOOC

Datum:06 oktober 2015

On October 12th, Energy Academy Europe and University of Groningen will launch the Massive Open Online Course "Solving the Energy Puzzle"