Put environmental goals down in the law, reduce gas extraction in Groningen to almost zero, implement a road tax based on kilometers and emissions, ban the sale of fossil-fueled vehicles after 2025 and close all the coal plants in the Netherlands, the environmental committees of six political parties write in a proposal for the climate portion of the governance agreement, the Volkskrant reports.
According to a report, a majority of Dutch voters as well as ruling parties VVD and PvdA, are in favor of establishing mandatory goals for the encouragement of clean energy and energy saving, Blik Op Nieuws reports.
It looks like something out of a futuristic movie, but that doesn't mean this innovative new idea won't be realized today. A new road-lighting scheme using glow in the dark paint is being tested in The Netherlands.
Switching off the lights along highways actually costs more money than it saves, Rijkswaterstaat reveals.