A person was found dead in a fire in a semi-detached house on Papaverstraat in Doetinchem during the early hours of Sunday morning. By Sunday evening the police were still trying to identify the victim. The victim is not the resident of the house, he was not home during the fire. The police call on witnesses to come forward.
From September 1st homeowners in Amsterdam can apply for a subsidy to remove their home from the gas connection. The Dutch capital aims to be gas-free by 2050 in order to drastically reduce CO2 emissions in the city. That means that 350 thousand homes must move from natural gas to sustainable heating and electric cooking, Het Parool reports.
Shell shareholders turned down an activist proposal urging the company to commit to the Paris Climate Agreement at the shareholders meeting in Scheveningen on Tuesday, were climate strategy was the main topic. This outcome meant that concrete action or measurable quotas are not deemed necessary by Shell shareholders in order to reduce emission.
This month consumer confidence in the Netherlands rose by one point to 14, reaching its highest level in 9.5 years, Statistics Netherlands announced on Monday. The slight rise can be attributed to more positive feelings about the economy and a slightly higher willingness to spend money, according to the statistics office.
At 14 points the consumer confidence level is well above the average -8 of the past 20 years. Consumer confidence reached its highest level in April 2000 when it stood at 27 points. Its low point was -44 in February 2013.
Nearly 40 Dutch municipalities, a number of educational institutions and numerous Dutch businesses are turning down the heat a little on Friday for Warm Sweater Day. Under te slogan "Warm yourself, not the world", the organizers of Warm Sweater Day want to draw attention to global warming, the Telegraaf reports.
After three years of lower gas and electricity prices, the Netherlands can expect an increase in their energy bill next year, according to research by comparison site ricewise.nl. Next year the average household with variable energy can expect to pay 20 euros per year more, NOS reports.
Pricewise.nl based its calculations on a survey of energy companies Essent, Eneco and Nuon as well as energy suppliers and purchasers.
Barring any extremely cold winters, gas company NAM will only be allowed to extract up to 24 billion cubic meters of natural gas in Groningen a year for the next five years, Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs announced on Friday afternoon
The Ministry of Defense wants to reduce its use of fossil fuels like oil and gas by 70 percent in 2050. Increased dependency on more fuel cause problems during operations, Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert writes in her Operational Energy Strategy
A decrease in the unemployment rate in the last quarter of 2015 led to slightly higher spending in November. Consumer confidence dropped by 2 points in January, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Thursday.
Now that the economic sanctions against Iran are lifted, Dutch companies are starting to look for trade opportunities with the Middle Eastern country. Although Minister Lilianne Ploumen of Foreign trade warns that companies will still face obstacles in Iran, there is much expectation for the opening of the market
More than half of Dutch households can expect to pay an average of 50 euros less on their energy bills next year, due to a decrease on the variable energy rates.
Due to electricity and gas prices dropping 10 to 20 percent, Dutch homes may soon see a decrease in their energy bills of between 66 and 132 euros per year
The man who wanted to blow up his flat on Nigerdreef in Utrecht in April, wanted to commit suicide. The 43 year old man told the court in Tuesday that he did not want to harm anyone, NU reports.
An apartment building on Gulikstraat in Venlo was hit by two explosions on Sunday night. At least on person was injured. He was taken to the hospital with burn wounds.
Dutch oil and gas firm NAM has to significantly cut its costs to reach its financial targets, a company's spokesman confirmed after a report by FD. The costs incurred by the company have to decrease by at least 25 percent.
Minister Henk Kamp is expecting to reach a decision on gas drilling in Terschelling by the middle of next year. The minister announced that today at a demonstration against drilling in The Hague.
The economy grew in 10 of the 12 Dutch provinces last year, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Friesland and Groningen were the exceptions.
Shell has put in a bid of about 47 billion pounds (64.3 billion euros) for the British gas firm BG, the two companies announced Wednesday.
More than 16,000 people signed a petition against the exploration and extraction of gas close to the West Frisian island of Terschelling, the action group GasTvrij Terschelling announced on Sunday.
One person is dead and another person was severely burned when an apartment building exploded in Berg aan de Maas, Limburg. A man was threatening to blow up a home on Julianastraat earlier Friday afternoon by opening a natural gas valve and igniting it, sources told local news publisher 1Limburg.
The Netherlands will have to import more gas from abroad, including from Russia, in the coming years to compensate for any further reduction in gas extraction in Groningen, Minister Henk Kamp (Economic Affairs) said in an interview with the AD.
The government acknowledges and regrets that not enough attention was paid to the safety of Groningen in the past, Minister Henk Kamp (Economic Affairs) said in Groningen on behalf of the Cabinet yesterday.
The increased excise on LPG and diesel raised an extra 102 million euros for the treasury last year, Secretary of State Eric Wiebes (Finance) reported to the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) on Wednesday, De Telegraaf reports.
Groningen citizens sang their provincial national anthem in protest against gas extraction in their region during Thursday's Tweede Kamer (Lower House) parliamentary debate on the issue on Thursday.