Print Email Facebook Twitter Designing a scorecard to create insight into partnerships between traditional energy companies and Dutch cities on the sustainable energy topic Title Designing a scorecard to create insight into partnerships between traditional energy companies and Dutch cities on the sustainable energy topic Author Hartman, M. Contributor Thissen, W.A.H. (mentor) Bots, P.W.G. (mentor) Van Bueren, E.M. (mentor) Faculty Technology, Policy and Management Department Policy Analysis Programme SEPAM Date 2014-07-08 Abstract This research focuses on collaborations between traditional energy companies and cities to increase the sustainability of cities and will be illustrated by the Vattenfall Sustainable Cities case. The environment of traditional energy companies like Vattenfall is changing. Renewable, distributed and more efficient energy generation technologies are developed, driven by climate change, declining fossil fuel reserves, geopolitical dynamics and changing market forces. Energy companies are being forced to find a new way of working in the face of increased regulation and changing energy mix with pressure to build low-carbon generation facilities. The World population is heading towards 9 billion, which will be accompanied by massive urban migration. At the moment cities alone are responsible for up to 75% of the generated CO2 emissions. With the increasing urban migration, the percentage is yet expected to further increase. Compact cities, cities with a high residential density and mixed land use, appear to be one of the best opportunities of sustainable development. This study is aimed to identify which urban factors influence the success of collaborations between traditional energy companies and cities to increase the sustainability of the city. A decision tool will be designed, whose design and implementation are approached in the present study. The question at the core of this paper is indeed the following: Which tool can be designed to create insight in the important factors in urban environments which determine the success of a collaboration between a traditional energy company and a Dutch municipality in order to improve the sustainability of a city? Subject CityEnergy CompanyPartnershipsScorecardStrategySustainabilityTransition To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:e2128976-e606-4bcc-95bb-f68121cfb51f Embargo date 2015-07-08 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2014 Hartman, M.