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Renewable target 2030 on land is insufficient in Netherlands

Last update: 2021-09-14

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Political and economic framework

Existence of general RES strategy

In the Climate Agreement from 2019, the Netherlands set a renewable energy target of 35 TwH on land. This target includes all renewable energy installations on land, including the installations already in operation. These installations will mainly  consist of large PV installations and wind plants. At first, the sector interpreted  this figure as a bare minimum, but it now turns out that after reaching this capacity, PV and wind will no longer be eligible under the SDE++ scheme. This is a real concern for the industry, simply because 35 TwH is not at all ambitious and thus would result into a market ceiling for PV and wind onshore in the coming years. Furthermore, while the Climate Agreement does set a target, it does not differentiate between wind and solar energy. Instead, it states that regions need to find areas and possibilities with regards to where to build projects. Whether the subsidy will go to solar or wind projects, is dependent on these possibilities. 

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Competent authorities

For Renewable target 2030 on land is insufficient

Authority (Original name) Authority (English) Link
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en KlimaatMinistry of Economic Affairs and ClimateVisit
Ministerie van Infastructuur en Milieu en WaterstaatMinistry of Infrastructure and Water ManagementVisit

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