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Dutch renewable energy development lagging

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Håkon Grepperud

Within the framework of the EU Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC, the Netherlands set itself a target of 14% renewable energy in final energy consumption by 2020. However, by 2014 the country achieved only 5.5%. European countries on average, must increase their renewables share in their energy mix by 4% in the coming years to meet their target, which is less than half of what still lays ahead of the Netherlands. In fact, nine EU countries have already reached their 2020 goal or even exceeded it (status 2014).

In the renewable energy progress report the European Commission states that the Netherland’s renewable energy development was lagging and that...

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