The Policy Studies department of ECN, one of its six main departments, focuses on the political and economic aspects of energy technology implementation. The department employs a staff of approximately 70 and is growing, stimulated by its success in acquiring research projects and attracting young promising scientists from all continents to work in the field of energy and climate change. In addition to studies funded by national and international institutions, the Policy Studies department collaborates in many European energy and climate related research projects. ECN Policy Studies possesses extensive international expertise and contacts in energy and climate policy research, environmental policy design plus evaluation, and energy systems modelling, as well as sector studies related to e.g. energy efficiency, transportation and the energy-intensive industry. It has extensive experience in technology cost assessments and scenarios development for a large range of energy technologies, among which in particular renewables and sustainable energy systems.
For more information on the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands, please contact:
Dr. Bob van der Zwaan
Energy research Centre of the Netherlands
ECN - Policy Studies
1043 NT, Amsterdam
T. +31 224 56 4442