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van der Kaaij, Sterre (author)
The major social issues currently faced by the Dutch government require the involvement of all stakeholders early in the policy-making process. A Participatory Value Evaluation (PVE) is a public participation method in which citizens can advise the government on a specific decision-making problem. The PVE information is becoming increasingly...
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Alvarez Torres, Jeronimo (author)
In the face of the current environmental crisis led by the extended use of fossil fuels to cover society’s energy needs, sustainability objectives have been defined around the world. In the European Union, the European Green Deal has emerged as a leading guideline for its member states to achieve energy neutrality by 2050. The Netherlands has...
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Steensma, Tijmen (author)
The Green Deal (Fetting, 2020), initiated by the European Commission, aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within the EU to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels (International Panel of Climate Change, 2022). The EU focuses on energy that is acceptable, applicable, available, and affordable – referring...
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Verheij, Floor (author)
Passenger traffic by car is regarded as one of the main contributors to energy consumption and emission in the transport sector. Car dependency and limited shifts to more carbon-friendly alternative travel modes in industrialised countries play a major role in maintaining unsustainable mobility systems, despite governments' increased attention...
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van Velzen, Lisa (author)
The city of Amsterdam is facing various challenges in managing urban freight transport within its historic and densely populated inner city. With a rapidly growing population and increasing number of trips to, from, and within the city, Amsterdam is facing pressure on accessibility, road safety and quality of life. Furthermore, Amsterdam needs...
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Hogervorst, Nwankwo (author)
This research focuses on public attitudes toward nuclear energy in the context of reaching consensus on energy solutions for climate action. Using the Social Identity Approach, it analyzes how social groups shape opinions, with a spotlight on Germany and France. Political affiliation, age, socio-economic status, and gender are key identity...
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Wolters, Sybren (author)
Climate change has devastating effects on society, increasing the risk of natural disasters and associated health issues. These effects are caused by the greenhouse gases emitted by humans. Aligned with the Paris Agreement, the Dutch government aims to achieve a 100% reduction in emissions by 2050, striving for climate neutrality.<br/><br/...
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Ergez, Doruk (author)
The pivotal sector of transportation has shown signs of a surge in demand. The European Union projects a 42% increase in passenger transport from 2019 until 2050. Policymakers and stakeholders must collaborate to address the increasing transportation demand while considering environmental, societal, and economic benefits Despite efforts to...
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Steurbaut, Thomas (author)
Global mental healthcare confronts daunting challenges, notably posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), necessitating immediate attention and innovative solutions. Many individuals requiring mental health support face various barriers, including social stigma, low perceived need, and restricted access to care providers — especially prevalent in...
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Alorini, Rayyan (author)
The use and value of Open Government Data (OGD) are gaining increasing attention from governments, corporations, and individuals. Governments have developed portals and started initiatives to share, promote and facilitate OGD interactions. The key objectives of the release of OGD by public entities are public responsibility, economic expansion,...
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Mulder, Reinout (author)
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, responsible for major infrastructure projects in the Netherlands, is exploring methods to incorporate well-being in its project evaluations and designs. To address the limitations of expressing well-being in monetary terms, a new evaluation method called Participatory Value Evaluation (PVE)...
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Kluijtmans, Joerie (author)
The transition to a carbon-neutral power system has become a global imperative, ever more driven due to recent events such as the energy crisis resulting from the Ukraine invasion. The Netherlands, devoted to the large-scale development of offshore wind and solar PV, see great potential in the use of hydrogen as a gas replacing energy carrier. A...
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de Jong, Philip (author)
The ever-rising greenhouse gas emissions move the European Union to transition towards a future decarbonized energy system. To achieve this, the future energy system will mainly comprise variable renewable energy generation sources. Energy production from these sources is susceptible to weather fluctuations. Uncertainty of future weather...
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Riskutia, Balázs (author)
Integrating renewables in the electricity system in a cost-efficient way requires massive transmission system investments and the efficient use of available transmission capacity. Markets are pivotal in the latter, especially in coordinating flows between countries. In the European Union, flow-based market coupling (FBMC) arose as the preferred...
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Balzasch, Lukas (author)
Yearly, 20.000 fatalities are recorded in road accidents on European roads alone. This situation is far more severe (1.3 million humans) when the global scope of road accidents is considered. Thus, Policymakers are initiating policy programs to overcome this challenge by enhancing safety and maximizing the associated positive economic impact....
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De Jager, Martijn (author)
The research is conducted with the case of Shell Netherlands Refinery (SNR), which has already implemented certain NOx reduction measures such as steam injection in gas turbines and Low NOx Burners in furnaces. The decisions to implement these technologies were primarily based on the level of NOx emissions and financial considerations. This...
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Otten, Janske (author)
Heavy-duty road transport needs to make a transition to become climate neutral in 2050. Not considering the negative impact on the environment, road transport remains a competitive way of transportation in the hinterland of maritime ports. Policymakers and strategists of the Port Authority have a lack of knowledge to decarbonize heavy-duty...
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Jonkman, Christian (author)
Incorporating big data into decision-making provides a substantial competitive advantage, leading organisations to increasingly adopt a data-driven strategy. However, the adoption by organisations often remains unsuccessful due to limitations associated with monolithic data architectures, such as data lakes and data warehouses. Data mesh is...
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Looij, Mitchell (author)
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in entrepreneurial education among students, emphasizing the significance of an entrepreneurial mindset. Introducing the EnteComp framework in 2016 has provided a standardized approach for evaluating interdisciplinary competences in students. This study aims to address this issue by examining...
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Abel, Quincy (author)
The modern power grid is becoming more susceptible to cyber-attacks due to an increase in digitalization, leading to a larger attack surface for malicious actors to attack. Such attacks on critical infrastructure could lead to partial power outages, minor societal disruption, or in the worst-case scenario, a rolling black-out in which the entire...
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