New project trials EV to building energy storage

ENGIE, Hitachi Europe and Mitsubishi Motors have joined forces for the ‘smart grid charger’ project

Vattenfall to invest €100m in large-scale solar projects

Vattenfall is to invest €100 million (£89m) in developing large-scale solar power plants over the next two years. The plan is part of the company’s aim to become fossil-free within a generation. It recently confirmed investment decisions for three large-scale solar projects at existing plants in Velsen, Hemweg and Eemshaven in the Netherlands, which have […]

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 […]

Dutch consortium plans first ‘offshore’ floating solar plant

Research into developing the first “offshore” floating solar power plant in the Netherlands has been launched. A consortium which includes Oceans of Energy, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, TNO, TAQA and the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands is working with Ultrecht University for the three-year project. The university is conducting a study into the energy […]

Dutch floating solar farm gets go-ahead

A floating solar farm project has been given the green light in the Netherlands. The Lingewaard solar farm will consist of 6,150 panels, expected to generate enough electricity to power 600 households. It will be installed on the irrigation water reservoir near Bemmel, which is used to supply water to the gardeners in the area. […]

Dutch city becomes 2018 European Green Capital

  The city of Nijmegen in the Netherlands has officially become the European Green Capital for 2018. According to the European Commission, the city has shown itself to be a leader in a number of key environmental areas. It has been particularly commended for its cycling infrastructure, ambitious targets for energy reduction, water and waste […]

Large-scale clean power to hydrogen plant on horizon

A chemicals firm and an energy company have joined forces to convert water into green hydrogen using sustainable electricity. AkzoNobel and Gasunie plan to build a 20MW water electrolysis unit in the Dutch city of Delfzijl. The businesses claim it would be the largest installation of its kind in Europe and say it would be […]

Energy storage kicks off at Dutch football stadium

  An energy storage system has been installed at the Cars Jean football stadium in the Netherlands. As well as battery units, the green upgrade includes solar panels on the roof and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) to allow football fans to recharge their clean cars while they watch matches. The rooftop solar panels […]

BBL pipeline to export gas from UK to Netherlands from 2019

The transportation of gas from Britain to the Netherlands through the BBL pipeline is expected from autumn 2019. Currently, gas can only be transported through the pipeline from the Netherlands to the UK. However, technical modifications are being made at the compressor station at Anna Paulowna and the gas terminal at Bacton. The project is […]

EU approves Dutch €3.1m aid for CO2 transport infrastructure

The Dutch Government’s plans to provide €3.1 million (£2.7m) of public funding for the construction of CO2 transport infrastructure has been approved by the European Commission. Developed by OCAP CO2, it will transport waste carbon dioxide from energy production to greenhouses in PrimA4a horticulture area, where it will be used for crop growth. Currently these […]