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Netherlands

Official name: 

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Country income: 
High-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Annex 1 Party to the Convention

Netherlands (2013)

Energy profile
  • Enipedia

    Knowledge partner
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    Organisation
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    Relation to CTCN: 
    Knowledge Partner

    Electricity Storage:

    This technology database is created to provide means to gather data, provide information and show insight into electricity storage. Institutional and crowd-sourced data on technologies and products is featured, next to other information regarding energy storage. This information is meant to be available for (re)use in energy policy and scenario analysis. Please feel free to contribute data, information and insight to these pages.

  • Energy Research Center of the Netherlands (ECN) (Website)

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    Publication

    The Energy Research Center of the Netherlands (ECN) website presents extensive research on the use of sustainable energy, energy conservation, and clean use of fossil fuels in the Netherlands. The website includes information and reports on research on solar cell module development, wind farm aerodynamics, second generation production of green gas from biomass, and carbon dioxide (CO2) capture also combined with hydrogen production. CO2 capture and storage (CCS) is an area in which the Netherlands is currently making important progress.

  • Fuel Switching: Institutional Factors of Influence

    Fuel Switching: Institutional Factors of Influence

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    Publication
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    Tuesday 1 February 2000

    This report identifies institutional factors that can influence fuel-switching policy in the Netherlands and provides recommendations for increasing fuel switching at the household level. In the Netherlands, wet appliances (washing machine and water heaters) hold the greatest potential for fuel switching for environmental gain. The report determines that numerous organizational structures, political positions, economic interests and specific perceptions affect the market environment.

  • Energy Efficiency Obligations in the Netherlands: A Role for White Certificates?

    Energy Efficiency Obligations in the Netherlands: A Role for White Certificates?

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    Publication
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    Tuesday 1 September 2009

    This report tries to answer the question whether energy efficiency obligations might be introduced in the Netherlands and which lessons can be learned from other countries that have experience with such obligations (also named white certificates if they are tradable). The report does not answer the question of whether efficiency obligations might be more or less effective or efficient than other additional instruments.

  • Criteria for sustainable biomass production

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    Publication
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    Friday 14 July 2006
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    This report describes the results of work that has been done by the “Sustainable production of biomass” project group on formulating sustainability criteria for the production and processing of biomass for energy, fuels and chemistry. The project group compiled a set of generic sustainability criteria and corresponding sustainability indicators which are divided in to six themes:

  • Using adaptation tipping points to prepare for climate change and sea level rise: a case study in the Netherlands

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    Friday 1 January 2010
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    Studies on the impact of climate change and sea level rise usually rake climate scenarios as their starting point. To support long-term water management planning int he Netherlands, this paper starts at the opposite end of the effect chain. The study refers to three aspects of water management:

    flood defence
    drinking water supply
    protection of the Rotterdam harbour.

  • Contested environmental policy infrastructure: Socio-political acceptance of renewable energy, water and waste facilities

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    Publication
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    Friday 1 January 2010
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    The construction of new infrastructure is hotly contested. This paper presents a comparative study of three environmental policy domains in the Netherlands that all deal with legitimising building and locating infrastructure facilities. The author notes that such infrastructure is usually declared essential to environmental policy and claims to serve sustainability goals. It is considered to serve (proclaimed) public interests, while the adverse impact or risk (mainly concerning environmental values) is concentrated at a smaller scale, for example in local communities.

  • Summer School. Climate Change Mitigation: Options and Policies

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    Event
    Date: 
    14 - 18 August 2017
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    The UN Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) and the EU-funded CARISMA project on innovation for climate change mitigation jointly organise a summer school course on climate change mitigation. The course will take place from 14 through 18 August 2017 as part of the Radboud Summer School programme in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The course is targeted at post-graduates, PhD students or junior professionals in public service working on the topic of climate change mitigation.

  • The BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport (BEST) Experiences with Bioethanol Buses

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday 1 March 2010

    This report summarizes the results of the BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport (BEST) demonstration of bioethanol buses. The conclusion is that bioethanol is a suitable fuel for public transport. Bioethanol has a potential to replace diesel in compression engines.

  • Emissions and Experiences with Ethanol (E85) Converted Cars in the BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport (BEST) Project

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    Publication
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    Monday 1 March 2010

    This report details the results of the BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport (BEST) project, which converted vehicles from gasoline to ethanol (E85) and explored the possibilities for conversions, as well as any advantages and difficulties. Several suggestions for addressing converted cars in Swedish government financial incentives are presented.

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