Tag Archive for energy transition

Groningen presents RES draft

Groningen has presented the draft version of its Regional Energy Strategy (RES). The region aims for 5.7 TWh and potentially up to 6.3 TWh of renewable energy production from onshore solar and wind by 2030. The Netherlands have agreed in the 2019 Climate Agreement for 35 TWh of renewable energy production from onshore solar and…

Municipality of Rotterdam to go green in 2020

The municipality of Rotterdam has pledged to use electricity from the renewable energy sources wind and solar only as of January 2020. For this purpose it has signed a 10-year contract with energy companies Greenchoice and Eneco. It concerns the use of electricity for which the municipality is paying, such as buildings,public lighting and sewer…

March 14 – MET Event 2019

Next Thursday, March 14, the second edition of the Maritime Transition Event will take place at the VNAB in Rotterdam. The event supports sustainable energy initiatives by providing an inspiring conference with interesting case-studies and opinion stories. The event provides a networking opportunity for professionals from the entire maritime industry sector. Over 180 professionals came…

PGGM and Shell express interest in Eneco

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Shell announced today that it is joining forces with cooperative Dutch pension fund service provider PGGM to explore the opportunity to participate in the controlled auction for the energy company Eneco that was announced in December 2018. They outlined their intentions in an open letter. In the open letter PGGM and Shell express that they…

Bigger role local community in wind energy development Groningen

The Province of Groningen will involve its citizens more in its wind energy plans. This new approach could help create more social acceptance for wind energy among its communities. The province, that is facing problems with earthquakes due to extensive gas exploration, aims at speeding up the transition to renewable energy sources and at keeping…

No more room for procrastination

“The Netherlands needs to switch to a more sustainable energy system as quickly as possible. A Climate Agreement on how this should be achieved, is currently being negotiated. “Everyone understands something should be done — now.” Interview Olof van der Gaag- Director NVDE Sustainable energy has been a topic of debate in this country for…