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The Netherlands

Never before so much power from wind turbines as last month
No less than 35 percent of all electricity consumed in the Netherlands in November was generated by wind turbines. A new monthly record. As a result, even in the almost sunless month, half of all electricity generated was sustainable

This is evident from figures from Energieopwek.nl, a collaboration between the National Climate Platform and EnTranCe/Hanzehogeschool Groningen, Tennet and Gasunie.

Not the last record
The previous record for wind energy generated dates from February 2022, when three major storms in a row resulted in 32 percent of all electricity being generated with wind turbines. There were no storms last month, but the wind was strong. In addition, more onshore wind turbines have been added since last year and the newly completed turbines from newly opened coastal parks are supplying more and more power. Because many of these turbines will be delivered in the near future, the growth of wind energy will continue and records will continue to be broken, the National Climate Platform expects.

Quarter more solar panels
Although there was hardly any sun in November - 5 hours less than the average of 67 hours - solar panels still provided 6 percent of all electricity. This is because there are a quarter more panels in the Netherlands compared to last year. Biomass power stations supplied more than 8 percent of the electricity consumed. As a result, 50 percent of the electricity generated last month was sustainable. Last year that was still 40 percent. Last month, 16 percent more electricity was generated sustainably than in November last year. The climate platform does note that only 20 percent of the generated renewable energy is used for the power consumption of households and companies. Most energy in the Netherlands - 55 percent - is used to heat buildings and industry.

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  • Abraham Jok Atem

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    Let's do this Netherlands through quick actions

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      This shows that going green is possible and for the Nederland's it's the present and in action

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