‘Tegenlicht’ Meet Up: The Breakthrough of Renewable Energy

‘Tegenlicht’ Meet Up: The Breakthrough of Renewable Energy

‘Tegenlicht’ Meet Up: The Breakthrough of Renewable Energy

Fri, 18 August 2017
18:30 hour until 20:00 hour
Energy Academy Europe

It makes sense to have a debate on renewable energy at the most sustainable –and for that matter the chosen most beautiful- building in Groningen. This evening the University of Groningen will be hosting the viewing of a Dutch TV network VPRO documentary as a guideline for a public debate on the topic of renewable energy at the Energy Academy Building on Zernike Campus. Free admission and open to anyone with an interest – but make sure to register in advance on Facebook/tegenlichtmeetupgroningen (Facebook).

There are limited seats.

VPRO’s ‘Tegenlicht’ (‘backlight’) documentaries are much appreciated and designed to trigger discussion and debate, and the lead for regular ‘Tegenlicht Meet Up’ events in Amsterdam. Now Groningen hosts its own, this time on the topic of renewable energy. De documentary ‘The Breakthrough of Renewable Energy’ will be viewed at one of the lecture halls of the new, sustainable and awarded Energy Academy-building.

From the documentary: A silent revolution is taking over the world: renewable energy is now becoming cheaper than fossil fuels. More and more the choice for wind- and solar energy is not just the ethical option but an economical choice. This will accelerate the transition to a renewable, sustainable energy system.

This evening’s meet up and the debate will be lead by Jaap De Wilde, professor in International Relations and Security Studies at the University of Groningen. De Wilde has been involved in discussions on environmental security and sustainability for decades and he will be on safe grounds with his broad and global view on the matters at hand. The debate will be in English and the perspective will be international, as part of the audience will consist of PhD students from all over the world who traveled to Groningen to attend the Energy Summer School.

More information about the Meet Up can be found here.