Nadat ik ‘Elektrisch rijden’ had geschreven vroeg Rijkswaterstaat mij om nog een boek te schrijven over waar die energie voor de elektrische
SparkCity Symposium: model overview by Auke Hoekstra
On November 13 2017, SparkCity was formally presented to the public.
Auke Hoekstra gave the first lecture addressing the question:
“What is the SparkCity model all about?”
You can also download the accompanying PDF files:
Auke Hoekstra is the founder of SparkCity. He uses the model to determine how sustainable energy and mobility can improve society. He has a masters degree in public administration and a history managing large Telecom projects as a self-employed consultant. Ten years ago he discovered that solar, wind, electric vehicles and autonomous driving are going to be even more disruptive than the Internet he knew so well. His desire to accelerate this transition lead to his research at the Eindhoven University of Technology and SparkCity. He is also a senior strategy consultant at Alliander and his research is sponsored by the ElaadNL foundation. You can reach him on twitter, linkedin and by email. He is a frequent speaker (videos) and one of the leading electric vehicle experts in the Netherlands.
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In 2009 schreef ik een boek over elektrische auto’s dat werd uitgegeven door Rijkswaterstaat. Intussen zijn eerste en tweede druk niet meer beschikbaar
The International Energy Agency has just released its renewable energy prognosis for 2017. The highly influential organization once again predicts that yearly solar panel production will stagnate at current levels. The IEA has predicted this before at least 12 times (as I’ve detailed last year). Every time they are proven spectacularly wrong but the new predictions are always just as bad as the last. Why??
It’s a question dear to my heart. Not only because I make models about this for a living but also because I think we have to cut through the fake news, the bias and the BS before we can see that the solutions to global warming are staring us right in the face.
In this post I present my hard won insights (during more than 25 years of working on radical innovation) on how we might be able to make better predictions regarding energy and mobility. First I’ll present the problem, then I’ll present the explanation and finally the solution. The picture above gives the summary.