With the rapid increase in global warming, the focus has recently shifted towards encouraging greener energy production practices. The EU has pledged to go carbon neutral by 2050, which is a notable commitment. However, in order to do so, countries in the EU need to plan a major transition to renewable energy generation. Startups could be a major help in achieving this goal. Furthermore, a new report by TechLeap notes that there’s a great potential for sustainable Amsterdam-based energy startups, but the investments are nowhere near enough.
Flattening the climate curve
TechLeap is a non-profit funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. The organisation helps accelerate the Netherlands’ tech ecosystem by offering programs and initiatives. The new report by the non-profit maps the energy ecosystem in Europe, and it conducted research with over 120 sustainable energy startups. All this fits into the broader theme of the report to gain insight into what hinders growth for sustainable tech companies and how they can be removed.