Practical information

Date: Thursday, 9 April
Time: 13.00 – 14.00 CEST
Location: Online

The tables are turning! The immediate crisis of the Corona pandemic merges with the slow motion crisis of climate change and ecological decline. Energy will be needed to rebuild societies in a hurry after Corona, but at the same time the more gradual transition to sustainability and climate neutrality will remain urgent. In this reality, more complex than ever, new energy business paradigms may emerge. New values may become dominant, now the fragility of our economic system has become visible. Companies that have existed for years may leave the playing field after the crisis, or at least have to reconsider their strategies.

What do energy companies have to do in order to survive? How can they help to solve the unprecedented challenges the world faces? Bert Stuij gives his very tentative views on the future given all the uncertainties and is ready to answer your questions on this precarious topic.


  • The crises we face
  • Shifting values and paradigms
  • An energy sector as part of the solution


Bert Stuij

Bert Stuij

Bert Stuij, MSc, is Vice President Innovation at the Energy Delta Institute (EDI) and Manager National Programmes/Energy at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO, a government institution. At EDI, Stuij works on programme development and education with a specific focus on energy transition. At RVO, Stuij is responsible for renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy innovation policy. Previously Stuij worked in the private sector for Shell and at various semi-private institutions (Novem) and government agencies (SenterNovem, AgentschapNL).

Due to the Coronavirus we’re no longer able to organise the Energy Learning Activities as we used to, at Zernike Campus in the Energy Academy Europe. Together with our colleagues at the international business school Energy Delta Institute – also part of New Energy Coalition we’ve carefully selected several webinars with suitable topics and speakers that fit right in to the Energy Academy Programme as you know and love!

This event is a public event organized by the Energy Academy and is defined as an Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen. The Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Programme. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and complete 30 ECTS in energy courses at Hanze UAS or University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the Energy Academy Certificate.