Ecofys, a Navigant company, presents decarbonisation scenario for an energy transition in line with 1.5°C target. Read more and download the paper.
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 …..
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.
A recent study, launched by the Gas for Climate initiative shows that renewable gas can play an important role in reducing Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by mid-century. Read more ….
Furthermore …. European map renewable gas 2018. Read more….
Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) and the European Biogas Association (EBA) issued the “European Biomethane Map 2018”.
Ecofys and Berenschot supported VNCI. Read more ….
EBN has created a very useful infographic showing how the energy system works and what emissions are resulting.
At the start of 2018 it will be known whether the package of additional measures is sufficient to conclude that the goals of the Dutch Energy Agreement are within reach again. Read more.
The EU’s biggest investors are partly aligned with the Paris agreement’s climate target of keeping global warming well under 2°C but still invest too much in coal, the first ever such analysis, carried out by WWF, shows. Lack of disclosure on climate risk remains an element of concern that will have to be addressed by the upcoming G-20 Summit in Hamburg and the EU. (more…)
The Dutch Sustainability Monitor provides an account of sustainability in the Netherlands according to three different aspects: quality of life (‘here and now’), resources (‘later’) and the Netherlands’ ranking in the world (‘elsewhere’).
Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017 presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this fourth edition, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds that renewable energy employed 9.8 million peoplearound the world in 2016 – a 1.1% increase over 2015.