Greenhouse gas emissions slightly down in 2017
In 2017, greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands were 1 percent lower than in the previous year.
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.
Sustained decline coal transhipment at Dutch seaports
Coal supply to Dutch seaports dropped by nearly 7 percent to 50 million tonnes in 2017.
International transport by inland vessels declining
In 2020, inland vessels carried 349 million tonnes of goods. This is 2.3 percent less than in the previous year.
Less coal used in production of electricity
In 2016, power stations consumed less coal for the first time since 2011. Coal consumption was 10 percent down on 2015.
Electricity production dramatically down
Last year, 102 billion kWh of electricity were generated in the Netherlands, nearly 10 percent down from one year previously, but the level of imports and exports of electricity was higher than ever...
Crude oil, natural gas and coal prices considerably higher
Prices of crude oil, natural gas and coal were significantly higher in 2011 than in 2010. The price increase is partly caused by the rising global demand for energy, the Japan earthquake in 2011 and...
Lower energy consumption leads to lower emissions of carbon dioxide
Energy consumption in the first eight months of 2009 was down by more than 4 percent on the same period in 2008. This has led to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
Electricity production hits new record
Electricity production in the Netherlands amounted to 118 billion KWh in 2010. This is 4 percent more than in 2009.
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.