Vestrock University

That the life of a university professor continues beyond the lecture halls is hardly a surprise. That it would take me to Vestrock (a rock festival in the Netherlands) was even beyond my imagination!

Besides music, Vestrock also focuses on sustainability. This is visible in many aspects, such as the generation of sustainable energy on the festival location, the separate collection of different types of garbage, etc. But they also instigated Vestrock University, in which they asked (among others) me to give some insights.
The full video can be seen right here:

Lecture for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

It was my absolute pleasure to speak before the IRENA (Internation Renewable Energy Agency) in Abu Dhabi. The IRENA a UN-sanctioned institute that is dedicated to the research of sustainable energy and the proliferation of renewables in general.

As part of my visit, a gave a lecture on ‘Future Energy Systems’ to the IRENA scholars at the Masdar Institute. The lecture as a whole has not yet been made available at the IRENA website, but should be downloadable in the foreseeable future.
For an impression of the lecture and surroundings, check out these pictures: