April 17, 2016 – This Horizon 2020 aims to investigate innovative citizen inclusive air pollution and climate change policies in six European cities: Bristol, Amsterdam, Aveiro, Liguria/Genua, Ljubljana and Sosnowiec.

Client – EU DG RTD, Horizon 2020

Project timespan – 1 May 2016 to 1 May 2020

RECREATE – A New Research & Innovation Agenda Post-2020 for the European Commission


April, 17, 2016 – The overall objective of the RECREATE project, funded by the European Commission, is to support the development of the European Union’s new research funding program Horizon 2020, with a specific focus on “Challenge 5: Climate Action, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials”. RECREATE will provide evidence and intelligence concerning the future directions of these research fields. RECREATE will run until mid 2018 and is carried out by a consortium of 15 key stakeholders from European research and industry.

Client – European Commission DG RTD

Project timespan – June 2013 to June 2018

Read moreRECREATE Website

Internationale Spectator – Special ‘Circular Economy’


April, 17, 2016 – For the International Spectator, SPA is currently preparing a ‘dossier’ on international political consequences of the circular economy and the potential impacts for the Netherlands. This perspective of the ‘circular economy’ so far is hardly explored. The dossier therefore can shed new light on the issue by examining it from a different angle than looking into technical and economic aspects.

Client: Internationale Spectator

Project timespan: April – August 2016


Conference ‘Toekomstagenda milieu en duurzaamheid’


November 1st, 2015 – The Dutch Society for Environmental Professionals VVM organised on December 17, 2015, a Conference ‘Toekomstagenda Milieu en Duurzaamheid’ for the Dutch Ministry of Environment IenM. SPA contributed to the conference by a presentation on the effects of international environmental policy and trends on Dutch policies. Read more >>




Het fossiele dilemma van Rotterdam


April 2016 – The Fossil Dilemma of Rotterdam. In the coming years, fossil fuels will still be important for the Netherlands. The harbour of Rotterdam plays an important part in that dependency, as it is the largest and most competitive fossil cluster in Northwest Europe. Rotterdam therefore embraces a strategy of green ánd fossil development, a strategy that appears prudent and robust. However, the ‘lock-in’ with fossil fuels will not be broken in this way, as fossil fuel investments will continue. Question therefore is how long the ‘and-and’ option, fossils and greening, will hold. Is Rotterdam in this way prepared for a possible accelaration of greening of the energy sector, that might lead much earlier than anticipated to a post-fossil future?

Client: TNO

Project timespan:  September 2015 – March 2016

Download: Het fossiele dilemma van Rotterdam

Technical innovations and financial instruments for a circular economy


27 October 2015 – In the project ‘Technical innovations and financial instruments for a circular economy’, Trinomics has carried out for the Dutch Ministry of Environment an analysis of three sectors relevant for a circular economy. These are the plastics, electronical equipment and buildings sector. Three questions were examined in particular: 1) Which innovations are needed in this sector for a circular economy, 2) Which governmental instruments can provide the best incentives for such innovations, and 3) What are recommendations for an optimal application of these instruments, including the need for new instruments? The results of this study are used internally by the Ministry.

Client: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment

Project timespan: February – May 2015


Beeft de grond onder de voeten van de Nederlandse gasrotonde?


26 October, 2015 – Together with TNO and HCSS, Trinomics is organising in 2015 meetings on the future of energy in the Netherlands. A first topic concerned the idea of the Dutch ‘Gas Roundabout’, that should secure income for the Dutch state from gas trade as a compensation for declining income from the depleting Groningen field. It is argued in this paper, that a more comprehensive fossil fuels strategy is needed in the Netherlands, including a strategy that includes build up, but also an exitstrategy for fossils. From the press release:

‘In een vandaag verschenen rapport pleiten TNO, HCSS en Trinomics voor een heldere overheidsvisie op de toekomst van aardgas in ons land. Een dergelijke visie geeft inhoud aan de slogan ‘gas als transitiebrandstof’. Immers, enkel wanneer er een duidelijke einddatum is voor de winning van aardgas in Nederland, de Gasrotonde een op– en afbouwstrategie kent, en helder is dat de resterende gasbaten daadwerkelijk worden besteed aan vergroening kan energietransitie op gedegen en verantwoorde wijze kracht bij worden gezet.’
Client: TNO
Project timespan: January – December 2015

Download: Policy briefing paper Gasrotonde


Stephan Slingerland (2015) Nuchterheid na de champagne, Column, Internationale Spectator, December 2015

Stephan Slingerland (2015) Energie voor groene welvaart, Aeneas Publishers, pp. 160, November 2015.

Stephan Slingerland, Jessica Yearwood & Mariya Gancheva (2015) EU Energy Governance for the Future, Trinomics, January 2015.

Jan Joost Kessler & Stephan Slingerland (2015) Study on Public Private Partnerships for Contribution to Inclusive Green Growth,  Aid Environment and Trinomics, March 2015. See also the PBL report based on this study: PBL Report PPPs in Development Cooperation.

Stephan Slingerland & Hans Bolscher (2015) Energie, klimaat en grondstoffen. Wanneer komt die trendbreuk eindelijk? (Energy, Climate and Resources. When will the Breakthrough Arrive?) Internationale Spectator, January 2015.

Stephan Slingerland, Roel van der Veen, Nick Rothengatter, Hans Bolscher, Koen Rademaekers (2015) The Balance of Power – Flexibility Needs and Options for the Dutch Electricity Sector, Client: TNO, Triple E Consulting, Rotterdam.

Koen Rademaekers, Stephan Slingerland, Albert Bressand, Gabriel Felbermayr, Karl Törnmarck, Study on TTIP Impacts on European Energy Markets and Manufacturing Industries, Client: European Parliament ITRE Committee, Triple E Consulting, Rotterdam.
Video of the Trinomics presentation: TTIP Presentation.

Stephan Slingerland (2015) Opruiend Boek (A Provoking Book), Book Review of ‘Zelf Denken, Harald Welzer, for ‘Milieu’, Magazine of the Dutch Society of Environmental Scientists VVM, May 2015


Stephan Slingerland, Koen Rademaekers, Nick Rothengatter, Janet Heida, Hans Bolscher, Roel van der Veen, Arno Schroten, Review Topsector Energie Deelonderzoek 2: Thema’s en Governancestructuur TSE (Topsector Energy Programme Part 2 – Themes and Governance Structure), Client: Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs EZ, Triple E Consulting and CE Delft, Rotterdam/Delft. See also the Management Summary and Evaluation Report Part 1

Stephan Slingerland, Het wereldenergieverdrag van Ryad in 2025 (The Ryad World Energy Treaty of 2025), Contribution to the 40-Year Jubileum Essay Collection ‘De Doorbraak van Duurzaam’ (The Breakthrough of Sustainable Energy) of the Dutch Thinktank Bezinningsgroep Energiebeleid, June 2014

Stephan Slingerland (2014) Binnenkort is het voorbij met gas in Nederland (In the Near Future it is Over with Gas in the Netherlands), NRC Handelsblad, 16 April 2014

Stephan Slingerland, Elske Veenstra, Hans Bolscher, Koen Rademaekers (2014) Het Echte Groene Boekje – Definities, indicatoren en discussies voor een groene economie (The Green Economy – Definitions, Indicators and Debate), Client: Dutch Ministry of Environment IenM, Triple E Consulting, Rotterdam

Stephan Slingerland, Nick Rothengatter, Hans Bolscher, Koen Rademaekers (2014) Economic Analysis of Shale Gas in the Netherlands, Client: TNO, Triple E Consulting, Rotterdam

Dave Shaw, Robert Tippmann, Elske Veenstra, Stephan Slingerland (2014) Climate Development Projects: Lessons Learned from 2007-2013, Inputs for 2014-20, Client: EC, Ricardo AEA / Triple E Consulting, London/Rotterdam (INTERNAL REPORT)

Stephan Slingerland, Roel van der Veen, Mariya Gancheva, Jeroen Kuenen, Antoon Visschedijk, Peter Coenen (2014) Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions —Prospective Scenarios for the Aluminium Industry in the EU and Iceland, Client: JRC Energy, Triple E Consulting, Rotterdam (INTERNAL REPORT) See also the JRC Report that was based on this study.

Stephan Slingerland (2014) De Nieuwe Duurzaamheid (The New Sustainability) – Guest Editor of an Issue on Sustainability in International Politics, Internationale Spectator 68 (7/8), July/Aug 2014

Stephan Slingerland (2014) De Catch-22 van het internationale klimaatbeleid (The Catch-22 of International Climate Policy), Column in Internationale Spectator 64 (2), February 2014

Stephan Slingerland (2014) Zorgen over opkomst schaliegas (Worries about the Rise of Shale Gas). Book Review of ‘Schaliegas, Piekolie en onze Toekomst, Richard Heinberg’ Milieu, Magazine of the Dutch Society of Environmental Scientists VVM, September 2014

Stephan Slingerland (2014) Vijftig Tinten Groei (Fifty Shades of Growth) Milieu, Magazine of the Dutch Society of Environmental Scientists VVM, November 2014

Stephan Slingerland (2014) Yes We Can – A Bit! Book Review of Nederland 100% Duurzame Energie in 2030: Het kan als je het wilt for Milieu, Magazine of the Dutch Society of Environmental Scientists VVM, November 2014

Stephan Slingerland (2014) Groene Uitspattingen (Green Exuberance) Book Review of ‘Windhandel – De ontmaskering van groene hoogvlieger Econcern, for Milieu, Magazine of the Dutch Society of Environmental Scientists VVM, December 2014

Stephan Slingerland (2014) Economie als Gevaarlijke Religie (Economics as a Dangerous Religion) Interview and Book Review of ‘Afscheid van het kapitalisme’, Egbert Tellegen, Milieu, December 2014