Friday, September 23, 2016

Netherlands: Vote to Cut CO2 Emissions Should Boost Renewable Energy

Dutch parliament votes to close down country's coal industry (The Guardian)

The Dutch parliament has voted for a 55% cut in CO2 emissions by 2030, which would require the closure of all the country’s coal-fired power plants.

The unexpected vote on Thursday night by 77 to 72 would bring the Netherlands clearly into line with the Paris climate agreement, with some of the most ambitious climate policies in Europe.