PvdA leader Diederik Samsom believes that the gas extraction in Groningen should also be reduced in the second half of 2015. According to Samsom, it is "unthinkable" that the gas extraction will only be reduced until July 1st and will then be increased again, RTV Noord reports.
Minister Henk Kamp announced a package of additional measures that should further enhance the safety and quality of life in Groningen. These measures include a temporary reduction in gas extraction, a National Coordinator, simplified claims and broader compensation measures.
GroenLinks thinks that the gas price should increase, RTL Nieuws reports. According to the party, that is the only way to compensate for the cost of reducing the gas production.
Almost a year has passed since the National Energy Accord in its current form was signed. Tomorrow the Plan Bureau for the Environment (PBL) and the Energy research Center of the Netherlands (ECN) will present the "National Energy Outlook", in which the agreements in the energy accord are central.
Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs will be called into Parliament to answer for the earthquake problem in Groningen, after MP for the Socialist Party, Eric Smaling, asked for clarification. A majority of Parliament supports the call, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Google is investing €600 million into the construction of a massive data center in the Eemshaven, which will bring more than 1000 new jobs to Groningen, of which 150 permanent, Het Parool reports.
In order to give share economy companies such as Airbnb and Uber a chance on the Dutch market, the government will have to amend the rules or bring in new ones, and abolish those that stand in the way of these companies, MPs say. It must also be handled in such a way as to not stand in the way of existing market competitors, however, De Volkskrant report.
The CDA in North Holland has made it known that they are against wind farms off the coast by signing a call from CDA-factions in several coastal areas against any parks close to the coastline.
Coalition parties VVD and PvdA proposed that alternatives for big wind turbine farms in the three northerly provinces should get a serious change. They did so during a debate about Cabinet plans for wind energy on land and at sea in the House of Representatives on Friday.
Minister Kamp from Economic Affairs has made it clear he will not be able to carry out the plan some Groningen businesses came up with to bail out the bankrupt Aldel, due to strict European regulations.
A procession of 700 cars slowly made its way from Groningen to Zuidbroek, Saturday morning, over the A7 freeway, passing by several gas drilling locations.
The earthquakes in Groningen can become more powerful than they have been until now. The authorities concerned, don't rule out the possibility of earthquakes with a magnitude between 4.5 and 6.0 on the Richter scale, in the future.
The government wants to re-do the location research for test drilling for shale gas.
Call credits should at least be good for half a year. A majority in the House wants Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs, to arrange this by law as soon as possible, reports the AD on Tuesday.
D66, PvdA, PVV, CDA and SP follow with this call an action of the consumer organization Consumentenbond. The Consumentenbond thinks that call credits may not expire after only one month. They say that companies like T-Mobile, Vodafone and KPN earn about 68 million euro a month on expired call credits.
The current economic situation limits the government to act on the situation of people who live near high voltage cables. However, Minister Henk Kamp (Economic Affairs) announced onWednesday that no more than 400 residents, who lived directly under power lines, could get a buy-out offer.
There are people who live under high voltage cables of 220 and 380 kilovolt (which technically cannot be put underground) and people in rural areas, living under power lines of 110 and 150 kilovolt. The costs related to this buy-out scheme are estimated at 140 million euro.