Under a new sustainability strategy, the Port of Amsterdam in the Netherlands aims to stop handling coal by 2030. The port, Western Europe’s fourth largest, saw coal volumes fall 7.5 percent to 16 million tonnes last year and analysts expect a further 29 percent decline over the next five years. Instead, the Dutch shipping hub is seeking to accelerate a low-carbon transition by encouraging innovative start-ups and investing in clean energy. The port already exports waste heat, co-owns a wind farm and is building a 100,000-square-meter solar array for completion by 2020.
– via Climate Home