Friday, December 11, 2015

Netherlands: Low Carbon Emissions From Geothermal Energy Helps Greenhouses Meet Target

Geothermal energy helps Dutch growers hit CO2 target five years early (Horticulture Week)

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the Dutch glasshouse sector have already fallen below its 2020 target, according to the Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI), part of Wageningen University & Research Centre.

CO2 emissions fell 30 per cent between 2010 and 2014, due to lower use of natural gas. Factors contributing to the fall include smaller production area, lower energy consumption per square meter, lower sales of electricity to the grid, and greater use of renewable energy, up 80 per cent over the period due mainly to geothermal energy sources coming on stream.

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