The Netherlands is close to meeting its 2020 carbon dioxide emission goals, thanks to what officials say is due to a more rapid rollout of wind energy and 100 million euros ($110 million) in extra spending for carbon storage and energy-savings projects. According to estimates from the Dutch Environmental Assessment Agency, carbon reductions by 2020 will be around 23 percent below 1990 levels, better than a previous estimate of only 17 percent. The Dutch government has set a goal of cutting carbon emissions 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020.

– via Reuters / Toby Sterling


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