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National Energy Outlook 2017

Renewable energy generation and energy saving are increasing, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are decreasing. However, various targets for energy and climate for 2020, will not be achieved. The pathway to a sustainable energy supply, over time, requires that...

UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2017

Governments and non-state actors need to deliver an urgent increase in ambition to ensure the Paris Agreement goals can still be met according to 2017 annual Emissions Gap report by UNEP. Researchers of PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency were among the leading...

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...

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...

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