Renewable energy; final use and avoided use fossil energy,1990-2019
Renewable energy, final use and avoided fossil energy and avoided CO2 wind, solar, hydro, geothermal energy, aerothermal heat and biomass
More jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency
In 2017, altogether 54 thousand full-time jobs in the Netherlands were associated with renewable energy and energy efficiency. This number was up from 35 thousand in 2008.
Only 5.5 percent of energy comes from renewable sources
The Netherlands performs poorly when it comes to meeting the targets as agreed upon in the EU Directive Renewable Energy for 2020. In fact, only France does worse. The target set for the Netherlands...
Employment rising in sustainable energy sector
Just over 45 thousand people (in full-time equivalents) were employed in the Dutch sustainable energy sector in 2013. This is 24 percent more than in 2008. In the remainder of the economy employment...
Stable production of renewable electricity
In 2011 wind energy, hydro power, solar power and biomass produced 12 billion kWh of electricity. This is almost 10 percent of the Dutch consumption of electricity and close to the production in 2010.