“Minister Wiebes is working on a new subsidy scheme for households and companies that generate their own sustainable electricity. The new scheme focuses not only on the stimulation of solar energy, but also on other renewable energy sources such as wind energy. The starting point for the new subsidy scheme is to ensure an average payback period of around seven years. This is what Minister Wiebes of Economic Affairs and Climate writes in a letter to the House of Representatives on 15 June 2018 “. Read more ….
Existing home gas burners can function perfectly if 30% of natural gas is replaced by hydrogen in the existing grid, according to engineers from British Swansey University. Read more …
This is an increase of 10 percent relative to the previous year. Consumption of solar energy rose by over 30 percent. Read more …
Ecofys, a Navigant company, presents decarbonisation scenario for an energy transition in line with 1.5°C target. Read more and download the paper.
The Dutch Social Economic Council (SER) reports in an advisory report to the Dutch government that the job shortage in the sustainable energy sector is increasing ‘hand over fist’. This creates a serious risk to the rollout of, among other things, wind and solar energy.
The advisory report has been prepared by the SER Committee on Energy Transition and Employment. In order to meet the government’s climate goals, the Council believes that investments should be made in training, attracting qualified people, and in guiding the transfer of positions within the sector.
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A unique trial will start in the Dutch city Heerhugowaard, which can help large parts of the Netherlands’ residential areas to become natural gas-free. For the first time, homeowners living in a neighborhood with a mix of residential and rental houses, will receive a proposal from the local housing corporation to become energy-neutral collectively.
It concerns 14 homeowners who live within a block of 97 rental homes. To get them involved they will receive an attractive, ready-made offer. Both technically and financially viable.
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Statistics Netherlands’ figures (ex CBS) show that 10% more electricity from renewable sources was generated in the Netherlands in 2017 compared to 2016. The share of sustainably generated electricity in total electricity consumption rose from 12.5% in 2016 to 13.8% in 2017. In 2017, electricity production from renewable sources was 17 billion kWh. And the share of solar energy was approximately 2.1 billion kWh. The installed capacity of solar panels in the Netherlands increased sharply in 2017 and is estimated at more than 2.7 gigawatts. However, we still have a long way to go to meet the Paris targets. And the potential for much more solar energy in the Netherlands is there. Read more …..
Rotterdam and 18 surrounding municipalities launch “laadpaalnodig.nl”. Read more.
Solar magazine states: Solar energy 2023 scenario: 6 million households in the Netherlands with solar panels in 2023. Read more.
For the Dutch readers, reference is made for more information on solar applications to Zonatlas.nl.