The Dutch government announced plans to oust from the energy sector all objects that “smoke the sky”. We are talking, primarily, about the coal-fired power plants and transport with the engine and they both need to disappear from the country by 2030.

As an example, why there is a need in such hard and fast measures are three plants running in the 2015th year. There are installed the most advanced equipment for coal, however, in 2016 the profitability of the objects began to steadily decline. This is the main problem: the European energy sector are constantly reeling, fuel prices and electricity bills jump, the power is in the hands of speculators.

In the Netherlands I want to put an end to this chaos and to “give a clear signal” investments in coal-fired power plant in Europe was no longer profitable. The mechanisms for the implementation of selected tax intervention, outright bans and pressure on neighboring countries to local business have not benefited from the change and did not slow down the global process.

Additional the announced purpose: reduction of emissions at least twice by the same date. In the Netherlands, have noted positive developments – in particular, the lack of growth of emissions in the study area over the last year. But this is not enough – with a new and emerging models of energy supply of the country, the sky will not rise nor smoke.

Source — IEEFA