Illegal cannabis cultivation costs Dutch society around 200 million euros per year, through stolen electricity and missed taxes, according to the sector organization for gas and electricity network operators Netbeheer Nederland, NU.nl reports.
Dutch consumers can expect a considerable increase in their energy bills as of January 1st. Gas and electricity became more expensive and the energy companies will start to process this into their prices. Energy tax is also increasing sharply, RTL Nieuws reports.
The climate table led by former PvdA leader Diederik Samsom is planning large shifts in energy tax in order to get individuals, businesses and housing corporations disconnected from the natural gas network. Over the next 12 years the negotiators want energy tax on gas to increase by around 75 percent, while tax on electricity decreases by over 50 percent. This gradual energy tax shift will almost certainly be included in the Climate Agreement, sources around the climate table said to the Volkskrant.
Dutch with energy contracts with variable rates, can expect higher electricity and gas bills from next month. This affects about half of Dutch households, RTL Nieuws reports.
The price increase is the result of higher purchase prices on the energy market, which follow rising oil prices, according to comparison site Pricewise. The Netherlands also has to import more gas, as gas mining in Groningen is being reduced. The United States withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran and political unrest in Venezuela also play a role, Pricewise director Hans de Kok said.
Last year the Netherlands generated 10 percent more energy from renewable sources than in the year before, Statistics Netherlands reported on Friday. Despite this increase, the Netherlands is still far from its goal to be CO2-neutral by 2050.
A new analyst note produced by investment bank Morgan Stanley suggests that the world’s most used cryptocurrencies will consume significantly more energy globally than the entire amount of electricity produced in the Netherlands this year. As much as 140 terawatt-hours of electricity will be used in the cryptocurrency field next year, speculates analyst Nicholas Ashworth in a memo published on Wednesday.
Energy consumption in the Netherlands increased by 2 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Friday. The use of natural gas saw the biggest increase, mostly due the colder winter than in 2015, according to the stats office.
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.
Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs is making 150 million euros available next year to turn farm manure into energy. The money will go towards realizing 200 so-called mono manure digesters, which turns manure into renewable energy like biogas, electricity and heat.
Electricity production from coal in Dutch power plants increased for the fourth year in a row in 2015, according to Statistics Netherlands. Last year 39 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity was generated using coal, a 35 percent increase compared to 2014.
A fault in a switching station left about 25 thousand homes and businesses in Amsterdam and Diemen without power on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. About 14 thousand addresses still don't have power. Grid operator hopes to have the electricity restored by 8:00 a.m.
The CO2 emissions in the Netherlands are rising faster than the economic growth - in the third quarter emissions increased 6.8 percent compared to the same quarter last year. The economy grew with only 1.9 percent.
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.
Two Dutch startup companies landed on the World Economic Forum’s list of the year’s top Technology Pioneers, “the most prominent and forward thinking tech companies,” the organization announced Thursday.
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
A new shirt designed in the Netherlands with 120 solar cells built into it promises to recharge a smartphone in a matter of hours. Unveiled at SXSW in Austin, Texas this week, the shirt is the product of a collaboration between Dutch fashion designer Pauline van Dongen, research-and-development firm Holst Centre and knowledge-sharing group TNO.
Sniffer dogs will be used to detect network failures In North Brabant and Limburg for Netherlands energy provider Enexis by the end of 2015, the company announced last week.
Households will spend an average of 25 euro less on their energy bills next year.
The Consumer and Market Authority (ACM) states that it is too difficult for consumers to compare and make sense of competing energy prices because of the vague and inconsistent manner in which tariffs are promoted, Z24 reports.
When driving through the Noord-Oostpolder, one might just see a glider, hanging from a cable in the air. These gliders are to generate electricity. The Dutch company Ampyx Power has started test flights.
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is going to turn urine into energy. The electricity generated will be used to heat the office building on the Rijnstraat in The Hague. The office is expected to open in about two years.
Residents of the Netherlands used more energy in 2012 then in the year before. Cold weather was the cause.