Energy, the heart of human progress

Energy is a precondition for worldwide prosperity and wellbeing. Energy is vital for living and working. That is why it is important for people worldwide to have access to energy. One in five people currently have no access to energy. The energy transition, i.e. the transition to new solutions for energy production and consumption, is underway all over the world.

At the same time, energy is one of the major challenges of this century. To produce the energy we consume, we rely far too heavily on fossil fuels including coal, oil and gas. These fuels are non-renewable and cause climate change. At least 60 percent of greenhouse gas emissions are cause by energy.

By 2030, everyone must have access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy. All over the world, the growth of markets for sustainable forms of energy is outstripping that of fossil fuels. Hydropower represents the largest proportion of the sustainable energy sector, followed by solar and wind power and energy derived from biomass. By about 2050, solar energy could be the predominant source of electrical power and cover 25 percent of the global energy demand.

How does Witteveen+Bos support this transformation?

Witteveen+Bos contributes to combating climate change by applying our knowledge in such fields as sustainable energy, ranging from offshore wind farms and residential zones without mains gas to affordable energy storage. The energy transition is in full swing and is characterised by complex and large-scale projects. Witteveen+Bos helps its clients to take small steps and make realistic transition roadmaps for the short to medium term. By taking into account new innovations and technologies, we ensure the resulting plans can always be adapted. However, plan development is not all we do. Our engineers will take care of all the relevant calculations to make sure the plan can be translated into a feasible case.