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Netherlands performs above average on themes Europe 2020
The Netherlands performs relatively well on the policy themes as laid down in the Europe 2020 strategy. In the EU, the Netherlands performs above average with respect to tackling poverty and social...
More and more renewable energy from biomass
In 2020, the consumption of energy from biomass resources such as biogas, biopetrol, the green part of household waste or wood products rose by 10 percent on the previous year, reaching a total of...
Sharp rise in green electricity production
In 2019, the Netherlands generated 18 percent more electricity from renewable sources than in the previous year. The increase was 11 percent in 2018.
Green electricity production up by 40 percent
In 2020, electricity production from renewable sources increased by 40 percent year-on-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.
More electricity from coal and renewable sources, less from gas
In Q2 2022, electricity production from coal increased by 40 percent year on year.
Share of renewable energy at 6.6 percent
In 2017, renewable energy sources accounted for 6.6 percent of total Dutch energy consumption.
Circular economy what we want to know and can measure
Circular economy: what we want to know and can measure
Share of renewable energy up to 4 percent
Renewable energy accounted for approximately 4 percent of total domestic energy consumption in the Netherlands last year versus 3.4 percent in 2008.
Dutch environmental sector continues to grow steadily
The Dutch environmental sector represented a value added of 18.8 billion euros in 2019, contributing approximately 2.3 percent to gross domestic product (GDP).
Top sector monitoring study (first measurements) (Dutch only)
Report including results, description of methodology and tables from the first measurements of the monitoring study of the Dutch ‘top‘ sectors.Commissioned by: Ministry of Economic...
Renewable energy consumption up by 16 percent
In 2019, renewable energy consumption in the Netherlands grew by 16 percent to 181 petajoules (PJ) relative to the previous year.
Consumption of renewable energy stable
Dutch consumption of renewable energy levelled off in 2007.
Share of renewable energy up to 7.4 percent
In 2018, renewable energy sources accounted for 7.4 percent of total Dutch energy consumption, up from 6.6 percent one year previously. More than half of this increase was due to higher biomass...
11 percent of energy consumption from renewable sources in 2020
In 2020, renewable energy accounted for 11.1 percent of total Dutch energy consumption.
Renewable electricity share up by 20 percent in 2022
In 2022, electricity production from renewable sources increased by 20 percent year on year.
Netherlands: not all SDGs set by UN achieved
On 25 September 2015 the United Nations formulated 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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.
Growing consumption of sustainable energy
The consumption of sustainable energy in the Netherlands increased from 2.9 to 3.4 percent of total domestic energy consumption in 2008.
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.
Lower renewable energy share despite more solar and wind energy
In 2021, renewable energy accounted for 12 percent of total energy consumption in the Netherlands.
Environmental sector of the Netherlands
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Share renewable energy stable
The share of renewable energy in total energy consumption was 4.4% in 2012, almost the same as in 2011 (4.3%).