Amsterdam
Amsterdam to go petrol and diesel-free by 2030

The move will start by banning polluting buses and coaches from the city in 2022 before moving to cars and motorbikes later

New €400m ‘fossil free’ district heating networks planned for Amsterdam

People in the city currently receive part of their heating and hot water needs from Vattenfall’s Diemen power station

Football stadium in Amsterdam scores for sustainability

The Johan Cruijff Arena has installed a system of 148 Nissan LEAF batteries to store renewable power

Dutch supermarket opens ‘world’s first’ plastic-free aisle

A supermarket in the Netherlands has unveiled what is claimed to be the world’s first plastic-free aisle. Ekoplaza’s new pilot store in Amsterdam, created in collaboration with British environmental campaign group A Plastic Planet, allows shoppers to choose from 700 everyday products free from plastic. Milk is sold in glass bottles, fruits and vegetables are […]

How Dutch orange is turning green for London 2012

ELN Editor Sumit Bose finds out why sustainability, staying green – and of course beer – are an important part of the Dutch makeover of north London’s Ally Pally, now dubbed Heineken House during the 2012 Olympics.

Dutch courage – investing in electric transport

Green revolution in the land of orange