Tag Archive for renewable energy

Action plan for further cost reduction in onshore wind and solar

The Dutch associations NVDE and Energie-Nederland have presented an action plan to further reduce the cost of electricity generated by wind and solar farms in the Netherlands. The associations worked together with companies from the wind sector, united in NWEA, the Dutch wind energy association, and the solar industry, united in Holland Solar. Four areas of improvement Several agreements have been made in…

The Netherlands at the bottom of the renewable energy list in 2018

The Netherlands is facing a big task in the energy transition. This week, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (EU), published the 2018 figures on the renewable energy share in energy consumption by the 28 member states of the European Union. The Netherlands is at the bottom of the list. In 2018, the…

SDE+ autumn application round to start on 29 October

The autumn 2019 Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production (SDE+) subsidy application round will start on 29 October. According to RVO.nl, a budget of 5 billion euro is made available for this autumn round. The SDE+ round of applications for autumn 2019 runs from 9 AM on 29 October to 5 PM on 14 November. The…

SDE+ Spring 2019 round opened

Yesterday the SDE+ Spring round 2019 was opened. The SDE+ Spring round runs till April 4, 5 PM. The spring budget totals €5 billion. The SDE+ is available for the production of:renewable electricity, renewable gas, renewable heat or a combination of renewable heat and electricity (CHP). Eligible parties for the SDE+ are companies, institutions and non-profit…

Blue Cluster and Flemish Government sign cluster pact

On Friday 15 February, the Blue Cluster (De Blauwe Cluster) signed a cluster pact with the Flemish Government. The pact establishes the engagement of the spearhead cluster, the cluster members and the Flemish Government. The Flemish Government sees the potential of a blue economy and therefore wants to engage more in innovative initiatives in and…

€ 5 billion SDE+ Spring 2019

RVO.nl announced on 24 December the budget for the SDE+ Spring 2019 round. The budget is € 5 billion. The SDE+ Spring 2019 runs from 12 March to 4 April 2019. Minister Wiebes of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy announced the content of the SDE+ subsidy for 2019 on 21 December in a letter to…

Technology to reduce energy-related CO2 emissions

Technology could reduce energy-related CO2 emissions by 64% globally up to 2050. This the conclusion of a report released by financial institute ING. The report ‘Thechnology, the climate saviour‘ analyses to what extent technology can reduce energy related CO2 emissions by lowering fossil fuel demand up to 2050. It addresses technologies for energy efficiency, electrification and renewables, and…

Applications SDE+ autumn round exceeds available budget

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) received more applications for the SDE+ autumn round than can be granted. This second renewable energy subsidy round for 2018 received applications for 5,907 projects with a total budget claim of around € 7.7 billion while there is only € 6 billion available in this round. This is what Eric Wiebes,…