Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)

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Founded in 1955, the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), located in Petten, The Netherlands, is the leading centre for energy research in the Netherlands. ECN combines strength in high-quality technical research with a wide European and global reach. ECN comprises 600 staff, structured into six business units: Solar Energy; Wind Energy; Biomass, Coal & Environmental Research; Efficiency and Infrastructure; Engineering and Services; and Policy Studies. [2]

The Unit Policy Studies specialises in national and international policies and measures to make our global energy system more sustainable. It conducts high-level policy research and offers advice to governments, companies and public organisations.



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