Dutch Elections: Energy and Climate Considerations

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On 17 March 2021 the people of the Netherlands will elect a new House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer), which also kickstarts the formation process for a new government (regering). This blogpost shows what is at stake regarding climate and energy policy, focusing on the election programmes of the different political parties. This blog consists of three parts. First, an introduction to the political landscape of the Netherlands will be given. Second, the context of these elections and the position of energy and climate policy therein will be illustrated. The third part of the blog shows the positions of the parties on various themes: general climate targets and international cooperation; the different opinions on the energy mix of the future; developments in hydrogen, infrastructure, storage and CCS. It concludes with some remarks on the built environment, and finally, the question “who pays the bill?”
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputEnergy and Climate
Publication statusPublished - 1-Mar-2021

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