Over the past five months coal consumption in the Netherlands has been nearly a third higher than in the past three years, despite attempts to reduce green house gas emissions in the country. Coal combustion produces almost twice as much greenhouse gas as gas-fired power plants.
The PvdA is considering submitting a proposal the reduce the maximum speed limit of 130 kilometers per hour on highways in an effort to reduce CO2 emissions.
The Netherlands can be a major contributor to solving the climate problem if all the coal plants in the Netherlands close down.
The court in The Hague ruled that the Dutch government has to reduce gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 compared to the level in 1990.
The Netherlands contributed 8.1 percent more CO2 emissions in the first quarter of 2015 than a year before, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reported on Wednesday. Dutch energy companies produced delivered more energy than a year before due to increased demand from abroad, which lead to much of the emissions increase.
The CO2 standards for the tax liability for lease cars are changing in 2016. The percentages are going up.
In Amsterdam, thousands of people took part in an international effort to raise awareness for climate change. Sunday saw more than 150 countries take part in the Peoples Climate March, calling on the political leaders to make more effort to take better care of the planet, the NOS reports.
Due to the mild weather this year, there was less CO2 emissions in the second quarter than a year ago. According to figures from the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) Netherlands, emissions dropped with 0.9 percent, NU.nl reports.
Campaign director for Greenpeace International, Pascal Husting, has made a public apology for his use of air travel to get to Amsterdam from his home in Luxembourg.
Greenpeace campaign director Husting lives in Luxembourg. To travel to Amsterdam two times a month for his job, he has been taking an airplane. This was revealed in documents leaked to the Guardian newspaper. Now, the organization has said tat Hustign will take the train in future.
Economy cars are relatively widespread throughout the Netherlands, but they have not reduced CO2-emissions as much as previously expected.
The price of keeping an economic petrol and diesel car will rise by hundreds of euros because of the Autumn agreement, according to the Environmental Planning Office (PBL).
Dutch firm and market leader for material technology Ten Cate from Nijverdal has closed a deal with Italian car manufacturers Alfa Romeo.