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NKL: The Dutch National Agenda for Loading Infrastructure (NAL) is part of the Climate Agreement

NKL: The Dutch National Agenda for Loading Infrastructure (NAL) is part of the Climate Agreement

It states that by 2030 all new cars must be emission-free. This means that 1.9 million electric passenger vehicles will be on the road. To be able to load them, an estimated 1.7 million charging points are needed. In addition, strong growth is expected in electric transportation. The agreements laid down in the NAL must ensure that the loading requirements of all these vehicles can be met.
Read more …. (Dutch version only).

EU Green Deal

EU Green Deal

Shortly after her appointment, the European Commission, through its President Ursula von der Leyen, and Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, presented a startling plan (the European Green Deal) to reach the required climate targets by 2050. This plan offers many opportunities for residents and businesses. The European Commission is showing leadership that is highly desirable.

According to the European Commission:

The European Green Deal is about improving the well-being of people. Making Europe climate-neutral and protecting our natural habitat will be good for people, planet and economy. No one will be left behind.

The EU will be climate neutral in 2050. The Commission will propose a European Climate Law turning the political commitment into a legal obligation and a trigger for investment. Reaching this target will require action by all sectors of our economy:

  • Decarbonise the energy sector
  • Renovate buildings, to help people cut their energy bills and energy use
  • Support industry to innovate and to become global leaders in the green economy
  • Roll out cleaner, cheaper and healthier forms of private and public transport

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UN Climate Change Conference – December 2019 (COP 25)

UN Climate Change Conference – December 2019 (COP 25)

According to the UNFCCC and organisers, the UN Climate Change conference is all about: “The conference is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland last year, a key objective is to complete several matters with respect to the full operationalization of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The conference furthermore serves to build ambition ahead of 2020, the year in which countries have committed to submit new and updated national climate action plans. Crucial climate action work will be taken forward in areas including finance, the transparency of climate action, forests and agriculture, technology, capacity building, loss and damage, indigenous peoples, cities, oceans and gender.
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Helping hand for energy cooperative

Helping hand for energy cooperative

Citizens who want to generate their own energy have a new ally: the Energy Commons Institute (ECI).
Read the article in the Dutch paper: Dagblad van het Noorden; for more information see the ECI website.

Interesting facts by IEA

Interesting facts by IEA

Global solar PV market set for spectacular growth over next 5 years

According to the IEA: “The installation of solar PV systems on homes, commercial buildings and industrial facilities is set to take off over the next five years, transforming the way electricity is generated and consumed, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest renewable energy market forecast.
These applications – known collectively as distributed PV – are the focus of the IEA’s Renewables 2019 market report. The report forecasts that the world’s total renewable-based power capacity will grow by 50% between 2019 and 2024. This increase of 1,200 gigawatts – equivalent to the current total power capacity of the United States – is driven by cost reductions and concerted government policy efforts. Solar PV accounts for 60% of the rise. The share of renewables in global power generation is set to rise from 26% today to 30% in 2024.”
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IEA Energy databases and data services including World Energy Statistics and Balances

Worthwhile to read IEA’s recent release of the 2019 edition of energy databases and data services including World Energy Statistics and Balances, the IEA Key World Energy Statistics, etc. Read more ….

Gas-free central heating boiler

Gas-free central heating boiler

Wubaro launched their gas-free heating boiler on October 25th. A revolutionary development that can contribute at a large scale and quickly to an affordable sustainability.

Wubaro says on its Dutch website: “WUBARO has developed a new system for heating buildings. The system is based on the traditional heat pump technology, which can reach a temperature with a maximum up to 55 – 60˚C. With our patented technology, a new generation of energy efficient heat pumps has been created. Our systems reach a temperature of more than 80˚C and are suitable for heating both homes and businesses. We call this innovative system the gas-free central heating boiler. The units are now supplied as one integrated stand-alone system for companies. For homes there will be a system consisting of an indoor unit, which replaces the existing central (gas-fired) heating boiler, with an outdoor unit.

For further information we refer to the Wubaro website; www.wubaro.eu.

Energy Commons Institute (ECI)

Energy Commons Institute (ECI)

On Friday, October 25, an event was held in Groningen (NL) with the theme “Doing Things Together”. The event was organised by the new Energy Commons Institute, and was hosted by the Centre for Vocational Training “Leerbouwen”.
More than 150 attendees saw different organisations sharing their knowledge and experiences, in interactive sessions, with respect to sustainable solutions in the build environment.
The new gas-free central heating boiler was introduced at the end of the event; applied in a new heating system (> 500kW) which has been installed on the roof of “Leerbouwen”.
For further information we refer to the ECI website; www.eci.institute/en.

NB. Leerbouwen has been established for people with and without distance to the labour market. In close cooperation with the business community, municipalities, UWV, Werk in Zicht and employment agencies, they provide customised training courses. Read more ….