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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.
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.
Green electricity production up by 40 percent
In 2020, electricity production from renewable sources increased by 40 percent year-on-year.
Increase government spending to combat effects of climate change
In 2010, the Dutch government spent nearly 1.3 billion euro on actions to address climate change. Important in this respect are energy-saving projects and the promotion of renewable energy sources,...
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...
Share of renewable energy at 6.6 percent
In 2017, renewable energy sources accounted for 6.6 percent of total Dutch energy consumption.
The hurdle race for the energy transition
New report presents progress in sustainable energy and climate
National Energy Outlook 2017
The National Energy Outlook 2017 provides an insight into the Dutch energy system
Wind energy; electricity production, capacity and supply of wind, 2002-2019
Production of electricity, capacity and supply of wind On land/ off shore
Renewable energy consumption increased to 5.8%
Consumption of renewable energy went up to 5.8 percent in 2015.
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.
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.
More wind and solar electricity
In 2017, nearly 60 percent of renewable electricity production originated from wind power, 13 percent from solar power.
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...
More and more renewable electricity generated by wind turbines
Generation of electricity by wind turbines grew by nearly 20 percent last year. According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS) over half of total renewable electricity in 2015 was generated by wind...
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...
Wind most important source of renewable electricity
For the first time, wind is the main energy source for renewable electricity. In 2014, wind turbine-generated electricity was approximately 8 percent up from 2013. At the same time, electricity...
Dutch wind turbines catch less wind
The generation of electricity by Dutch wind turbines was reduced by approximately 13 percent last year. The reduction is mainly caused by the fact that 2010 was a less windy year.
Onshore wind turbines taller and more efficient
Dutch wind turbines collectively generated 7.6 billion kWh of electricity in 2015.
Feasibility study: price survey of Guarantees of origin (Dutch only)
Report examining the possibilities for price observation of Guarantees of origin (GOs) for Dutch wind energy. GOs are certificates related to the production of renewable energy. Commissioned by:...
Share of renewable energy at 5.9% in 2016
Consumption of wind and solar energy rose, consumption of energy from biomass sources decreased slightly