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Mainly more green electricity from solar power
In 2018, the Netherlands generated 8 percent more electricity from renewable sources than in the previous year. Electricity production from solar power increased in particular.
Natural gas consumption 4 percent lower in 2021
In 2021, total natural gas consumption in the Netherlands amounted to 40 billion cubic metres (m3), against 42 billion in the previous year.
More electricity from renewable sources, less from fossil sources
In 2021, electricity production declined by 2.2 billion kWh year on year, to 117.9 billion kWh.
Greenhouse gas emissions 5 percent higher in 2015
Last year greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands were 5 percent up from 2014.
Greenhouse gas emissions down
Greenhouse gas emissions stood at 189.3 bn CO2 equivalents in 2018, 2 percent lower than in 2017 and 15 percent down on 1990.
More electricity from coal and renewable sources, less from gas
In Q2 2022, electricity production from coal increased by 40 percent year on year.
Electricity imports at record level
At the same time production at gas-fired electricity plants was at its lowest level of the last ten years.
Much more sewage sludge incinerated
In 2008, almost the entire volume of sludge from the Dutch sewerage system was incinerated.
Electricity production at record high
In 2019, electricity production reached a record level of 121 billion kWh. This is a 6-percent increase on the previous year. The consumption of electricity remained more or less stable.
Electricity production 14 percent up in Q3
In Q3 2020, net electricity production was 3.8 billion kWh higher than in Q3 2019.
Energy consumption hardly changed in 2017
In 2017, total energy consumption in the Netherlands stood at 3,150 petajoules (PJ), more or less equal to consumption in 2016.
Electricity production hits record level in 2020
In 2020, net electricity production was 1.3 billion kWh higher than in 2019, reaching the highest level ever measured.
Greenhouse gas emissions slightly down in 2017
In 2017, greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands were 1 percent lower than in the previous year.
Greenhouse gas emissions slightly up in 2016
In 2016, greenhouse gas emissions were 1 percent up on 2015.
One-third of electricity renewable on Caribbean islands
In 2018, the Caribbean Netherlands produced 136 million kWh of electricity. Of this amount, 45.1 million kWh came from renewable sources, equivalent to 33 percent of total electricity production.
Renewable electricity share up by 20 percent in 2022
In 2022, electricity production from renewable sources increased by 20 percent year on year.
Lower renewable electricity production
Last year, 11.8 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable electricity were generated, i.e. 10.1 percent of total electricity consumption in the Netherlands and 0.4 percentage points below the level...
Coal for electricity production costs 40 percent more
In the first quarter of 2008 coal used to produce electricity cost 40 percent more than in the same period last year. Coal prices have been rising substantially since the second quarter of 2007.
Less electricity produced
Total electricity production in the Netherlands amounted to 113 billion kWh in 2011. This is 4 percent less than in the previous year. In the four preceding years, electricity production had risen...
Greenhouse gas emissions higher due to winter cold and production growth
Greenhouse gas emissions were 6 percent higher last year than in 2009 and have risen for the first time in seven years. Greenhouse gas emissions are only 1 percent below the level of 1990, the base...