Our story

Paradigm shift in energy thinking

In 1984, a group of six university graduates with creative and entrepreneurial minds got together to change the world’s energy supply. Excited by the massive potential of renewable energy and dedicated to designing solutions across the entire spectrum of sustainable energy systems, they founded Ecofys. The paradigm shift in energy thinking had begun.

Today, over thirty years later, the energy and climate consultancy Ecofys has become a trusted advisor to governments, corporates, NGOs and energy providers worldwide. In 2016, Ecofys joined forces with Navigant and is now part of the leading global energy consultancy. A joint team of more than 600 consultants delivers powerful results in the energy and climate transition.

Ecofys develops innovative solutions and strategies to support its clients in moving forward in the energy transition and the challenge of climate change.

sustainable energy for everyone

Working passionately for our mission, “sustainable energy for everyone”, our work is rewarding in itself. But we are equally delighted and honoured to find our efforts recognised:

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European Business Award 2016
Ecofys, elected as one of the National Champions by an independently judged part of the competition, was nominated for the European Business Award 2016. Our company was listed in the category of innovation for its work on a new methodology to set corporate emission reduction targets in line with climate science. The methodology had been developed as part of the Science Based Targets initiative of CDP, UN Global Compact, WRI and WWF.

Ecofys Erasmus innovation award
Erasmus Innovation Award 2008
In 2008, Ecofys won the Erasmus Innovation Award. The award for the most innovative company was presented during the INSCOPE “Research for Innovation” congress in Rotterdam. Ecofys was one of five nominated organisations. The selection was made on the basis of an annual survey involving 10,000 Dutch companies.

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IPCC: Nobel Peace Prize 2007
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) involved close to 2000 scientists from approximately 100 countries, with Ecofys employing 11 of these scientists. The IPCC reports are mainly written by the lead authors, while others contribute, comment or review. All of them shared the honour of winning the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. MORE >>