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Sustainable Heating: Comparing Dutch and German Policies

Hofstra, E.P. (2012) Sustainable Heating: Comparing Dutch and German Policies. Master thesis.


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This is thesis about sustainable heating. German and Dutch policies regarding sustainable heating are compared. Sustainable heating can be achieved through implementing the Trias Energetica: Saving energy, using sustainable sources and using fossil fuels as efficiently as possibe. Germany has important advantages in this respect. These are among others, consistent policies, large investments, familiarity with district heating and local utility works. In contrast the author argues that there exists a lock-in situation in the Netherlands with regard to fossil fuels. This is both because of the natural gas deposits and Dutch colonial heritage which lead to the founding of large petrochemical corporations. The Netherlands have an advantage in the form of high population density. This makes a heating network more cost-effective. It is recommended that the Netherlands start building a heating network in most promising areas, re-establish local energy companies and that the EU sets more ambitious objectives.

Item Type: Thesis (Master)
Degree programme: Environmental & Infrastructure Planning
Supervisor: Ike, P. and Kann, F. van
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2020 05:43
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2020 05:43

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