André Faaij, Energy Academy Europe: “The energy transition has only just begun”
The “energy transition” is “going to be a much tougher challenge” than most people realise. That’s the firm conviction of Professor André Faaij, who since 1 April of this year has been Academic Director of the Energy Academy Europe (EAE), a fairly new top-level institute in Groningen, set up in 2012 to study and help forward a sustainable energy future.
“In Europe we are already struggling to achieve 20% sustainable energy”, says Faaij in an interview with Energy Post. “And this includes nearly all the low-hanging fruit, such as hydropower and the conventional use of biomass for heat. In most countries solar, wind and advanced biomass account for only 1or 2% of energy supply. And we need to achieve 80% in 2050!”
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