Jump of 30% in wind energy in NetherlandsStaff Writer | September 30, 2016
Some 6% of the electricity used in the Netherlands last year came from wind power, a rise of 30% on 2014, the national statistics office CBS said.
Green energy The share of coal-fired power stations increased to 35%
Just 15% of the turbines in the Netherlands are higher than 96 metres but they account for 34% of wind power generation. The rise in wind-generated electricity does not mean there has been a reduction in the use of coal.
The share of coal-fired power stations in total electricity consumption has risen from 19% in 2010 to 35% last year, the CBS said earlier. ■