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Dutch National Energy Outlook (NEV) 2015

Dutch energy supply is at a tipping point. The share of renewable energy is expected to grow at an accelerated pace, up to 2023; in part due to the efforts of those involved in the Energy Agreement. Energy saving will also increase, up to 2020. And, although energy use will...

Impact of car sharing on mobility and CO2 emissions

Many people are used to occasionally sharing their car with friends or family. Car sharing via an organisation that brings together supply and demand and takes care of insurances and payments, however, is a new phenomenon. As the impact of this new form of car sharing is not...

Green Tax Reform - Energy Tax challenges for The Netherlands

This Policy Brief discusses energy tax policy challenges for the Netherlands, against the background of the main trade-off behind green tax reform.  Recent estimates of environmental damage in relation to the current energy tax structure in the Netherlands are used to...

Netherlands National Energy Outlook 2014

The first Netherlands National Energy Outlook reveals that objectives for renewable energy and energy saving are not yet being met. The climate target for 2020, however, will be achieved. Employment in the energy sector is shifting from fossil fuel to renewable energy and...

Vehicle taxation has made new EU passenger vehicles more fuel-efficient

Tax incentives have motivated motorists to opt for more fuel-efficient vehicles more often, in 15 of the studied EU Member States. CO2 emissions from new passenger vehicles, per kilometre driven, therefore, have decreased by around 1.3% between 2001 and 2010, which is about a...

European Regional Competitiveness Scoreboard

The European regional competitiveness scoreboard offers a powerful tool for analysing a region’s competitive position and its position in global economic networks, using a visualisation of regional data. It determines the European regional competitors of industries in...

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