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Goodbye to the coal power plants in the Netherlands by 2030

The European country will also reduce its emissions by 49 percent for that year

The Dutch Government confirmed during 2018 that the coal power plants in The Netherlands will dissapear in just over 11 years. That´s the plan that the executive authorities is designing to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020 and by 49% by 2030 compared to the CO2 levels obtained during 1990.

This measure will affect to the remaining five coal power plants in The Netherlands that are actually operating. These plants, that we could classify in two groups: old plants (Nuon and Heweg-8) and recent units (Eemshaven, Uniper and Maasvlakte) produce 3,910 MW of energy and will have to stop their activity for 2024 and 2029 respectivly. The plants are owned by RWE company.

Now the question is how The Netherlands are going to produce that ammount of energy withouth the coal-fired plants and the answer is close to renewable energy, or so it seems if we take a look to the greenhouse emissions cut plan.