Something special is going on in Eerbeek: The paper industry is a source of excessive energy, but this remains largely unused. So far, only Coldenhove swimming pool is heated and a pilot project will supply houses with locally sourced gas. A quick win can be achieved by tax-exempting water purification. This will make the paper […]
The Twentekanaal runs from Zutphen to Enschede, with a branch off to Delden at Almelo. The canal connects the cities of Twente to the national network of waterways. Several industrial locations are located along the route. The Lochem canal zone is one of them. Ever since its realization in the 1930s, the Twentekanaal has been […]
The area between the the IJsseldijk and the line Apeldoorn-Epe-Zwolle is an exception in the region. The landscape is open and of a large scale, which contrasts to the dense wilderness of the Veluwe and the small-scale landscapes around Deventer and Lochem. Large farms in this area will inevitably grow bigger. Vacancies at smaller farms […]
Like many places in the Netherlands, the Stedendriehoek is facing a major restructuring of its housing stock. Tens of thousands of homes built between 1965 and 1980 need renovation in the coming fifteen years. A central heating network is a better investment than post-insulation of cavity walls and roofs. To this end, Apeldoorn will create […]
Stedendriehoek has an active social life. In the cities, but especially in the villages. In Bathmen, 30% of the residents are members of the sports club ABS. This large grassroots network of the sports club can scale up into an energy club. A process that starts with a charity run to raise awareness is continued […]
Stedendriehoek has many holiday resorts. In particular, the concentrations on the Veluwezoom and around Lochem stand out. These resorts function as isolated companies, despite their proximity. Can that be done differently? In a not too distant future guests expect a network of electric mobility offering a smooth ride from their homes to the resorts. Electric […]
Each village and every landscape in the Stedendriehoek has its own character. All can contribute to the desired regional energy neutrality of the region.
Production and consumption of energy have grown far apart, both literally and figuratively. As a result, most citizens and companies do not feel an urgency to contribute to the energy transition. Nevertheless, there are inspiring initiatives from residents, companies and governments in the Stedendriehoek. The total size of these initiatives is still too limited to […]
In the paper village of Eerbeek we see opportunities for a modern energy landscape. A new interpretation of heritage gives rise to a widely shared story about the meaning of energy. New energy in an age-old landscape The village of Eerbeek has two faces. The first one is already visible from afar: Three plumes of […]
Coldenhove swimming pool has been using the residual heat from the nearby paper mill for decades.
Every year, Industriewater Eerbeek (IWE) receives 4 million liters of hot water from the paper mills.
Sediment flows can be converted into bio-based structures off the coast: they become basins that retain water between the tides. The water flowing in and out drives turbines to generate energy.
Tidal energy is a commercially promising form of energy from the ocean. The technology – similar in operation to wind turbines – is advanced, but has only modest power generation so far. Great Britain has big plans and has invested millions in recent years, particularly in Scotland. Dutch companies see tidal energy as an important […]
Years of dredging the shipping lane to Antwerp, has made the canals in the Westerschelde deeper. This has increased the flow rate of the water while the estuary’s storage capacity diminished. Coastal defense and biodiversity suffer from the strong currents in the Westerschelde. Extensive deepening and widening of the navigation channel reinforce this. The ecology […]
Zeeland is ready for a new century. A century that will bring challenges we can only solve by bringing together nature, energy and human use. Stroom is a proposal to connect the production of sustainable energy to necessary climate adaptation. The Westerschelde estuary is dealing with rising sea levels and increasing tidal range. This threatens […]