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Dutch to close Amsterdam coal-fired power plant four years early

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Europe   The Dutch government will close one of the five coal-fired power plants

The Dutch government will close one of the five coal-fired power plants in the Netherlands next year, four years earlier than originally planned, to help reach its climate goals, Dutch broadcaster RTL reported on Thursday.


The decision follows a 2018 court order instructing the government to ensure that greenhouse gas emissions are reduced from 1990 levels by at least 25 percent by the end of 2020.


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