Our values, roots and motivations
New Energy Coalition is a young organisation that wants to make the world a more sustainable and beautiful place. We do this in our way with contemporary values. We are independent and have our own ideas about how to contribute to the energy transition. As such, we follow our own energy transition agenda. But we are also optimistic and work on progress and a better world. We are energetic and stir enthusiasm in each other and all parties involved to realise breakthroughs. We are open to reform, to sharing knowledge and we believe in open innovations; sharing to realise the energy transition. We don’t want to do it on our own, but to work together, as a team and in co-creation with partners: working together on energy transition.
Our roots lie in the north of the Netherlands, in the Energy Valley region. The location and unique qualities of the Northern Netherlands provide us with a strong starting position for knowledge development and a unique ‘experimental garden’ for applications. After all, the Northern Netherlands borders the North Sea and has a deepwater port. The North is a crossroads of energy connections from land and sea with a gas roundabout serving Europe; oil and gas pipes and power lines come ashore here from the North Sea. Add to that a strong energy sector and intensive industries like agro, ICT, chemical and renowned knowledge institutions, such as the University of Groningen and the Hanze University of Applies Sciences.
The extraction of fossil fuels has many negative effects. In the North, we experience the direct consequences of the extraction of natural gas. This motivates us even more to accelerate the energy transition. The geographic location combined with our motivations makes the North the region for accelerating the energy transition.