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Prohibiting/closing down coal fired power plants

Last updated: 13 July 2021
The Rutte-3 government included in its coalition agreement the plans to phase out coal fired electricity plants by 2030. This was worked out in a letter to parliament of May 2018. Of the 5 dutch plants, two older plants have to close down already earlier. In the period before, plant owners may enable their plants to use other fuels, such as sustainable biomass. Because of the Urgenda law case, the government decided (letter of March 2019) tot close down the first plant (Hemweg) even earlier.

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